The Ancestor is up and running! And she has taken residency at the local primary francophone school for the next two weeks. She is a nine foot tall puppet made of cotton and foam with a dove in a makeshift nest on her head. Her message is peace and love, one can say she is an old hippie, for sure she is a wise lady.
and here she is with children at the school, you can also see pictures of older members of the community chatting with the students about how things were when they were kids on the farm, in the Alps, in Montreal. Many heartwarming stories were divulged. Big round surprised eyes met the breaking news: there were no such thing as t.v., internet, digital games when they were kids. This led to some fantastic exchanges. It was most interesting to hear the various reasons that brought french speaking people to live on an island off the west coast of B.C.
At home I am drinking tons of freshly brewed stinging nettle tea, 'tis the season to be healthy!
And again I am listening restlessly to k.d.lang