in the times of Covid – a tiny house for the big you

dear Joy
I have been confined
for 37 days now
and let me tell you that
what I am realizing

your house will never be
big enough for your whole being
unless your home
includes the whole web of
humans, ancestors, other-than-humans

since nature is not an it, but a kin
from the microorganisms to spirits
& what else?

many other else
when you are not perceiving life
from a human centric worldview

go sit, go stand
at their sides
and/or with them at heart
chant, dance, hug them
silently, loudly, fiercely

go listen to them
get in touch with
how they are there for you
how their gifts, their medicine
are contributing to
the grace and dignity of your life
the lives of your loved ones

go pray & let them know
how grateful you are for
their many, many blessings
you will care & always
take care of them in return

The series “in the times of Covid” has been created with my granddaughters in mind (7, 4 & 1 years old); if the texts are for their future selves, the images are for them now, as an ever evolving transmission.