I have spent a lot of my life overcoming a fear of large birds. Suffice it to say it had something to do with a macaw, but after moving to Central Oregon I worked with ravens and raptors. I learned to look up in the sky at the birds to see what was happening on the ground. In this landscape with wide open spaces I feast with my eyes imagining what it’s like to float on layers of thermals, to swoop through tunnels of tree holes, and view the world from two thousand feet up. I am grateful to my bird tachers for showing me another way to see.