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By Ruth Padel

“Life started with migration.” In a powerful tapestry of lifestyles at the movement, Ruth Padel weaves poems and prose, technological know-how and faith, wild nature and human heritage, to conjure a global created and sustained via migration.

'We're all from someplace else,' she starts. “Migration builds civilization but additionally reasons displacement.” From the Holy Family’s Flight into Egypt, the misplaced Colony on Roanoke and the well-known picture ‘Migrant Mother’, she turns to John James Audubon’s trip from Haiti and France, heirlooms carried via Ellis Island, Kennedy’s “society of immigrants” and Casa del Migrante at the Mexican border.

But she reaches the human tale in the course of the millennia-old trips of cells in bodies, timber within the Ice Age, Monarch butterflies traveling from Alaska to Mexico. As warblers conflict hurricanes over the Caribbean and wildebeest courageous a river packed with the most important crocodiles in Africa, she indicates that the aim of migration for either people and animals is survival.

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Now close your eyes and smell these objects, one at a time. For best results, alternate subtle smells with powerful ones, or start with the faintest smells and go on up the scale. -. later. This exercise should give you a better idea of the varut\ and ikh 54 Tom Brown's Field Guide to Nature Observation and Tracking, ness of smells and suggest that your nose is capable of detecting fainter smells than you thought. However, don't he satisfied to do it once. Let it serve as a reminder to use your nose constantly.

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