Friday, January 6, 2012

Interview with Nina Simons

This interview echoes what most of us already know. By 'us' I mean Filipinos who live resilience everyday, who value relationships over things, who understand interconnections.
What are the manifestations of this remembered ways of reverence in our communities?
Nina speaks of being replenished by Nature because this sacred connection is medicine.
I listen to this and I think of my brothers and sisters in the homeland who must live through the floods, landslides, then displacement, hunger -- the consequences of the devastation of the ecosystems that feed off a paradigm that does not think of the earth as sacred, only as resource.
What is my role in restoring balance? What is yours? What is ours?

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