Awaswas land — Santa Cruz, CA, USA — 2021

I came back to you today. I’ve missed you. I almost forgot your strength. I almost forgot your depth. I almost forgot how cold you feel.

I felt guilty for not being in touch with the joy. Will you let me back in your container?

I glide against your caress. I float with you. I fly with you. What kept me away from you?

Thank you for always being here. Thank you for always showing up — and being vulnerable. You tell me how you’re doing each day and I try my best to listen. I promise to show up for you.

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Plants tell stories // Ohlone land — Oakland, CA, USA — 2020

She planted the roots he gave her so that they continued to grow in her heart. His flower began to flourish again after she thought it was gone forever. They reconciled and took a chance to continue living.

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