Here are some of the quotes George Grinnell uses to introduce his chapters in A Death on the Barrens.
To fly we must dance with our longest
shadows in the brightest sunlight.
- Louise Rader
But when I breathe with the birds,
The spirit of wrath becomes the spirit of blessing
And the dead begin from the dark to sing in my sleep.
- Theodore Roethke, Journey to the Interior
When you become a sheet of music without
notes, your song will sing to you.
- John Squadra
Nobody sees a flower, really it is so small
it takes time - we haven't the time - and to see
takes time, like to have a friend takes time.
- Georgia O'Keefe
I never get lost because I do not know where I am going.
- Zen Master Ikkya