|Weeping Volcano Woman by Norman Tait, Nisga'a artist|
I am trying to reach out to my Kookums who have walked on for support. Neither of our parents care at all. Joel's did not even phone this Christmas. It still hurts me how little they care. But the ancestors are always there and I appreciate having access to this resource now. It is comforting to know all the experience they have and can bring to my current situation. More so, as their perspective on time is so different it helps me align things for myself with a wider lens.
We had our circle times as a family, talking about the sacredness of our bodies, for Sophie this was a discussion about growing up that made her very uncomfortable, and more broadly we talked about what better habits we wanted to focus on in the next few months. I used passages from the Kim Anderson book "A Recognition of Being" to guide these conversations. I read a lot and have a number of interesting articles to share in the next few days. I hope that there was some good for you in this holiday.