Review Miriams story as recorded in Exodus 2:1-10, 15:20-21 and Numbers 12, 20:1-2; and review The Blue Parakeet chapter 12. Then, think back on your own experience and past perspective as you engage in the discussion. Respond What about Miriams story surprises you? How does reading Miriams story within the context of the events surrounding Exodus and Deuteronomy inform your understanding of her role in history? How can you apply this ancient story to your life today?