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totem…

petroglyphWhen they asked her, What’s your favorite animal? she would say horse, because horse was the closest. But it wasn’t a horse. The creature that had animated her drawings and dreams from childhood was hers alone. A long-bodied, winged being with feathers and fur. Her totem. Her protector. A power that nobody could take from her because nobody else could see it. Together, sharing her side of the modest bedroom, speaking in the silent language, traveling weightless through the apricot dusk. Could there be only one, she asked herself, one as alone as I am? And she would examine the pictures of petroglyphs on the pages of National Geographic, looking for the creature’s kin. Looking, perhaps, for her own origins, her secret and sacred homeland.
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