The Resonance of Stone
“Castleton Tower has a pulse. We have a pulse. The Earth has a pulse.”
Terry Tempest Williams lives in Castle Valley, Utah, with her husband Brooke. When she meets a team of geologists from the University of Utah who are studying the lifespan of rock formations within the Colorado Plateau, sacred landforms important to the religious beliefs of the Diné, Hopi, Zuni, Ute Mountain Ute and other nations, she learns these geologic landforms sound alive; you just have to know how to listen.
Listen to Terry Tempest Williams read “The Resonance of Stone” from her home in Castle Valley.
This essay, written especially for Patagonia, will appear in the new paperback version of Erosion: Essays of Undoing, by Terry Tempest Williams, published this fall by Picador.