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“I survived” #Benchstories #Naturesacred

Posted on 02/03/17

Today’s Bench Story comes from the journal in the Open Spaces Sacred Places at the Landscape of Resilience: Butterfly Garden and Overlook in Joplin, Missouri.  Landscape of Resilience in Joplin was built by survivors of the F5 tornado that hit the town in 2011. #Benchstories are collected from the journals found in all TKF Foundation Open Spaces Sacred Places.joplin 1-03

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