..in Dagara life, the first few years of a child's life is spent with the grandparents, not the parents. What the grandparents and grandchildren share together ... that the parents do not ... is their close proximity to the cosmos. Grandparents will soon return to where the grandchildren came from, so therefore the grandchild is the bearer of news the grandparents need. The grandparents must get this information before the child forgets." ~ Malidoma Some, Of Water and the Spirit: Ritual, Magic and Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman photo via @africanvibesydney
origin stories are at the heart of my writing. we spend a lifetime casting spells that are our own personal legends. when we remember them and record them, this act of memorializing the magic we've created while we are here is the stuff of myth, testimony and the most powerful celebration of life there is.
when you write your story,
you change the world...
your spell reorders the universe in ways
that make us want to meet life with full, imaginative arms...