Road to Home: Notes On the Freedom of Both

March 30, 2020
Bill Payne

I’m sitting outside in the sun. A few days ago, the ground was covered in snow. It is in the mid-40s, mid-afternoon, here in Montana, the beginning of spring. Listening to a symphony of birds chirping and chattering in the trees near where I’m sitting, the song of a chickadee adds to the chorus every now and then, their music coming in waves, stopping abruptly, unmasking the silence beneath, then starting up again as if on cue.

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