whenever and wherever

Whenever and wherever we show up with the intention to engage the elements of wild nature, it’s vital to recognize and honor the indigenous presence and native wisdom of that place. 

As often as we seek experiences of wildness let’s not forget that wilderness is a symbol of relative unfamiliarity, and that just because a place is unfamiliar to me does not mean it’s not home to others.

As I go about my day, with feet pressing into spots on the earth that are each full of history and memory, may I remain grateful for the human cultures and earthly kin that have made homes of the places I experience in passing. 

And may my gratitude reverberate in postures of repentance where necessary, acts of reparation where possible, and a future influenced by friendship and reciprocity.