On a grey Friday

This heavy, grey, damp and gloomy morning reminds me of Auckland. And Makarora also, on that day when the rain falling through the leaves, saturating the moss and making slippery the rocks was so in keeping with my mood, and where the kereru perched well out of reach and my heart cried and 9/11 had happened and the world was all awry.. and still is… and still is….

ah well, the lettuce, kale, tomato and herbs on my balcony are loving it, and the flowers, and as for me, as I attempt to soothe these aching joints protesting at the keyboard, I’m focusing on that faint but present glimmer of light out there in the distance.. . that’s where I’m heading, that’s where we’re heading… through the murky mist towards some dimly seen future in which governance is finally aligned with wellbeing and the economy serves life, and body is aligned with spirit and maybe, then maybe, my mokopuna/grandchildren’s lives will be secure..

About Makere

A transplanted New Zealand Scots/Maori academic/grandmother/random singer and sometime activist, my life is shaped by a deep conviction of the necessity for active critical engagement in the multi-faceted global and local crises of being and survival of species that confront us in the 21st century, the urgency of re-visioning the meaning of thriving together, and the contribution of Indigenous knowledge systems to a truly sustainable and just global society.
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