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"Sunlight is a rare appearance in this flat' was the first what we established when we moved here last October. In fact, it is so rare that most days we will not notice its presence. At least four plants –– rosemary and I believe mint –– have died in the first week, a few more –– later. Those who survived, have adapted and etiolated, meaning they have changed their patterns of growths, as well as their form, having bent and curved towards the window, desperate for light. Because of its scarcity, I came up with a game, jokingly at first, less so in the process –– documenting the sunspots with my phone camera whenever they appear. This rather ridiculous collection of rare sunlight appearances has become an archive of our everyday life."
Imagine discovering that while you thought you needed to grab coffee every morning for the caffeine, what you really needed was the act of gifting yourself a moment of joy.
There are approximately seven thousand languages in the world today. Of these, the majority originated with, and are spoken by, Indigenous peoples. Up to half of the world’s languages are oral, with no orthography, no dictionaries. Knowledge is passed from person to person, through words and stories that formed and evolved alongside the places in which they have long been rooted, as diverse as the ecologies from which they come: Ainu on the island of Hokkaido in Japan, Arabela in the tropical forests of Peru along a tributary of the Arabela River, Tolowa Dee-ni’ among the redwood trees of Northern California.
Emergence Magazine for Global Oneness Project
"There is something very special about a quilt. Quilts are a unique combination of fabric, memory, and tradition. They are both utilitarian and works of art. The quilt itself is made to be used to keep warm, but warmth can also be found around a quilting frame as you share the knowledge of the art and keep a tradition alive. The women of Gee’s Bend, Alabama, understand the importance of keeping traditions and community alive. In these lessons, students learn the importance of cultural heritage as well as the connection between the civil rights movement and this small community of quilt makers."
Amy Harpe (Middle School Library Media Specialist, North Carolina) reflecting on the film "While I Yet Live" by Maris Curran.