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On Barry Lopez: Now That It's Come to This

On Barry Lopez: Now That It's Come to This

Jun 15, 2021-- "Once, before I knew him well, I asked Barry Lopez the earliest thing he could remember. Without missing a beat, the most widely traveled and sophisticated spiritual seeker in North American letters in a century--a writer of mystical sensitivity and grace, who'd been up to his armpits in snow, tracking wolves in Alaska, and who charted the migration of snow geese across Canada, who listened to Indigenous peoples across the globe, learning from their knowledge systems, especially in the Arctic--spoke at length about water. His life began, Lopez said, with water." John Freeman shares more in this moving essay. (3272 reads)

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