…my job.” Too easy to say, “I am only one person, what could I possibly do?” My grandfather said it: You are born for this time. Each one of us plays an important significant part in the shaping of our future, whether actively or passively. It’s time to grieve for what is already lost in order to make space for a vision of what is possible.
My grandfather had many lessons. He told me something that I later taught my daughter. He said, “You are billions of years in the making, you are born of this time for this time. You have survived slavery, genocide and disease. You carry the wisdom of your ancestors with you, yet there is no one like you.”
…ild, my grandfather would take me into the woods around our house. He’d introduce me to each tree. “This is your relative,” he would say, “in the same way that I am your relative. You must respect this tree.”