"When it's fifty below, the mercury bottoms out and jiggles there as if laughing at those of us still above ground. Once I caught myself on tiptoes, peering down into the thermometer as if there were an extension inside inscribed with higher and higher declarations of physical misery: ninety below to the power of ten and so on."
After experiencing the isolated life of a sheep herder, she writes, "Keenly observed the world is transformed. The landscape is engorged with detail, every movement on it chillingly sharp. The air between people is charged. Days unfold, bathed in their own music. Nights become hallucinatory; dreams, prescient."
Ehrlich's gift is one of subtle precision. She writes beauty into the plainest of thoughts and meaning into the simplest of ideas: "True solace is finding none, which is to say, it is everywhere." --Kathryn True
Excellent read and appreciated from a one time, long time Wyoming resident who misses the solace of wide open spaces the West offers.Published 2 months ago by Cowboy Mike
I take this book to calm me when I have to wait during stressful periods. I am from Wyoming and writing my own book on my childhood there. This book is so good. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Linda M.
Great capture of the west; the terrain, the people, the lifestyle. I have sent copies to friends and hope to read more of her writings.Published 3 months ago by Karen L. Pell, Ph.D.
Some of the pages were folded under, and no one mentioned this beforehand. The rest of the book was as described. Still, the omission was huge.Published 6 months ago by Richard Yost
this book came recommended to me, but i have just not gotten into it. I tried several times and it must be me, so don't take my word for it and read other reviews. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Yvonne Van Eijk