Reflections on inheritance
Very moving. Generational trauma is a passionate interest of mine. It involves voluntarily entering a world of pain to transmute that pain on behalf of future generations. I salute you for your courage, your honesty, your artistry, your generosity.
The distances in a breath another breathed
Historic gestures among silk webs instants
Often too... so, dreamlike made we remain unaware
Fractal patterns sinews made man
Man's inflicted lessons scream of expanded time through touch screens
It is not a simple act
No... Not after all boyhood wonders now concrete knowledge
No.. Nor are the promises one makes in the seeping darkness
Undoing the Ghosts lasting deceptions
Rewinding the ways of man?
A lost cause as This was NOT you, though you may have lifted the loaded images set upon you.
No need to wonder how a stone parachute works
No, nor the silences keeping your hands cold to futures touch
There is a reason for death's endless beatings
Life Kaleidoscopes for every version doing its turn
and maybe... just maybe the strength to see your way clear of what was done to you
What acts we played with lingering spirits of ingrained passion then traded upon calm waters
A elemental fire
Seasons drifting moments
little map lines calloused on black tossed pebbles
Then equally imbued with a red cardinals flight
We may skip for a moment in the sun over deep waters
Forgetting our destination as if there was no such thing
Passing blithely.... Our individual paths gone like all the others.
Yet... We Ignite the mystery's so we may see our way clear.
Keep up the good works!
I appreciated the details here, which we knew or inferred from the video. I also appreciated the study of mice. In my interview with Abenaki -- research for my novel -- they told me the same thing, that trauma -- theft of land, abuse, alcohol, discrimination, eugenics, racism -- "are part of our DNA." Funny how backwoods knowledge is often confirmed by scientific study.
Be well, friend. And thanks for your work.