Julene Bair Famous Quotes & Sayings

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10 Julene Bair Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Julene Bair Sayings: Today, I am a little more ready to offer sympathy, Today, I am a little more ready to offer sympathy,
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Julene Bair Sayings: Learning the history, we were filling in the blanks in ourselves. This had been a Learning the history, we were filling in the blanks in ourselves. This had been a major event in a place where we'd grown up thinking that nothing significant had ever happened.
Julene Bair Sayings: James hoped the newsletter would garner support from Bahana, or white people, to stop a James hoped the newsletter would garner support from Bahana, or white people, to stop a town well that the Bureau of Indian Affairs wanted to dig and a tower it wanted to erect to store the water. The Hotevilla elders were willing to lay down their lives in this battle. They'd done it before, preventing the BIA from bringing electricity to the village by lying down in front of bulldozers. If that well went in, James explained, people would waste water. Their spring would dry out- an unthinkable tragedy, as it would make it impossible for them to live there any longer. Could two cultures be any different? I now wondered. We were taking federal money to mine water and would do so until the unlikely day that same government made us stop. The Hopi had been trying to prevent the government from giving them a well in the first place.
Julene Bair Sayings: I didn't remember much partisan division in Kansas when I was growing up. People here I didn't remember much partisan division in Kansas when I was growing up. People here had been more mainstream then. A strong current of practical common sense and reasonableness had run through both Ward's and my childhoods. We recognized it in each other.
Julene Bair Sayings: I'd forgotten how enlivening it could feel, seeing clearly and far. Aridity frees light. It I'd forgotten how enlivening it could feel, seeing clearly and far. Aridity frees light. It also unleashes grandeur. The earth here wasn't cloaked in forest, nor draped in green. Green was pastoral, peaceful, mild. Desert beauty was "sublime" in the way that the romantic poets had used the word- not peaceful dales but rugged mountain faces, not reassuring but daunting nature, the earth's skin and haunches, its spines and angles arching prehistorically in sunlight.
Julene Bair Sayings: In the dry places, men begin to dream, wrote Wright Morris, who grew up north In the dry places, men begin to dream, wrote Wright Morris, who grew up north of here, in Nebraska. Where rivers run sand, something in man begins to flow. I thought I knew exactly what he meant. The sandy beds of dry creeks unfurl evocatively into the beckoning distance, inscribing their faint script over the land. They entice the exploring spirit.
Julene Bair Sayings: To have deep roots in a place means having dead buried there. It is almost To have deep roots in a place means having dead buried there. It is almost that literal, the dead forming your bond to the earth and to the others whose dead lie buried there. I always had that bond whether I knew it or not.
Julene Bair Sayings: In the shop, breathing the scent of dusty grease and oil; in the old house, In the shop, breathing the scent of dusty grease and oil; in the old house, staring into the living room where Dad and Jake used to take naps together on the couch; in the sheep barn, remembering the joy implicit in so much baaing life; in every inch of the farm, I recalled my father's presence.
Julene Bair Sayings: There is really no polite way to put it: Now is not the time to There is really no polite way to put it: Now is not the time to be pissing away the nation's largest aquifer.
Julene Bair Sayings: And now I am sitting in the graveyard, staring at two headstones, and feeling good And now I am sitting in the graveyard, staring at two headstones, and feeling good and bad at the same time. The way we do when our own lives continue to unfold, but the lives that gave us life and others that gave our lives meaning have ended.