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that girl from nebraska
I am of pioneer blood - an immigrant, a refugee, a farmer, a poet.
The summer skies, heavy with dust and humidity, electricity connecting the horizon.
The winter skies, grey with wind and barrenness, brilliant sunlight cutting the bitter cold .
This is my Nebraska heritage.
I have travelled, lingered, and lived in other cities and countries, but like the prairie sunflowers, my roots run deep to the source.
My songs and poems are not of Nebraska, but they are of me.
And I will always be: That Girl from Nebraska
Check out Tara's Newest Single
A Thousand Paper Cranes
It was February, I had just come home from a year of nearly 200 days on the road, and I was spending a lot of time reflecting while at my piano... thinking about people I had met while traveling, people I had met in the past... thinking about how lives intersect. The image of one person kept coming back to me – a friend who had appeared when I most needed someone, and who had then disappeared from my life after that. I kept wondering if he was OK, and wishing I had some way to say “Thank You” to him. I wrote “A Thousand Paper Cranes” for this friend.