SECOND SIGHT (excerpt) Sometimes, you need the ocean light, and colors you've never seen before painted through an evening sky. Sometimes you need your God to be a simple invitation, not a telling word of wisdom. Sometimes you need only the first shyness that comes from being shown things far beyond your understanding, so that you can fly and become free by being still and by being still here. -- David Whyte from "Pilgrim"
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Paper Birch, White Birch or Canoe Birch is the most widely distributed of the native birches. Easily recognized for its peeling white bark, paper birch bark was used as a paper substitute in the past and valued by native Indians for its use in the construction of canoes.