As we continue to awaken and rise on every level imaginable, I salute, acknowledge, praise and send the most kind, loving energy to my Brothers, Fathers, Grandfathers, Uncles, Nephews, Cousins, and Friends! I love you♥ and Thank You for all you do and for all your are…
His feet are made of his mothers spiritual concern
And of his father; historic, and mindfully upright
From mound builder steps that led to the sky maker
Past Spanish galleons, stage coach, and railroad snakes age coach, and railroad snakes
I’ve danced behind this man in the stomp
Our feet beating rhythm together
Man, woman, boy, girl, sun, and moon jumper.
My man’s feet are the sure steps of a father
Looking after his sons, his daughters
For when he laughs he opens all the doors of our hearts
Even as he forgets to shut them when he leaves
And when he grieves for those he loves
He carves out valleys enough to hold everyones tears
With his feet, these feet
My man’s widely humble, ever steady, beautiful brown feet.
—Poem excerpt from Joy Harjo, My Man’s Feet, An American Sunrise – Poems (2019)
I was reading this poetry book on my app and highlighted the parts I wanted to share but my Saturday was filled with washing and braiding my hair all day! (smile) In the spirit of Father’s Day 2020 when so much is rising up in our lives – memories both good and bad, healing that must be confronted- recognized, released and redeemed, historical legacies, family lineage, racial bias, and our deep commitment to persevere — to overcome, remain resilient, and victorious through it all.
Sharing some family photos of the father’s — dads, fathers, uncles, grandfathers, great-grandfathers:
As we continue to awaken and rise on every level imaginable I salute, acknowledge, praise and send the most kind, loving energy to my Brothers, Fathers, Grandfathers, Uncles, Nephews, Cousins, and Friends! I love you and Thank You for all you do and for all your are…
I am here because of you and I am thankful for this continuum of life — song and spirit!
Happy Father’s Day Family! ♥
In Love, Awakening and Healing,