'I was born with eyes that can never close...'
⋄ Child of Light ⋄ unknown photographer ⋄
To our Daughters:
'Your body is woven
from the light of heaven
Are you aware
that its purity and swiftness
is the envy of angels
and its courage
keeps even devils away'
From all Mothers:
'I can hear the sizzle of newborn stars, and know anything of meaning, of the ﬁerce magic emerging here. I am witness to ﬂexible eternity,
the evolving past, and I know we will live forever, as dust or breath
in the face of stars, in the shifting pattern of winds.'
Joy Harjo ⋄ Secrets from the Center of the World
⋄ Power in the Blood ⋄ Buffy Sainte-Marie ⋄
⋄ The music + poetry of Joy Harjo, Buffy Sainte-Marie + Rumi, ⋄
+ the MMIW image, are all used in this post
with the greatest respect