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“Once the world was perfect, and we were happy in that world. Then we took it for granted.” In times of crisis like the one we’re in now, we’re forced to step back and take stock of our lives. We offer the following guiding questions for reflection as you read Joy Harjo’s poem.
Were our lives, indeed, perfect? How did you take the little things for granted? What are the normalcies of life now that you appreciate more than ever?
Harjo describes the picture of “Doubt” pushing through – what are your Doubts and worries that are pushing through into your life?
In times like this it can feel like we’re stumbling alone in the dark, but there will always be those willing to share a blanket. How are you helping to spark a light with kindness?
How can you and your community work together to build a ladder out of this darkness and into the next world?
After the darkness, the morning awaits. What do you see?
Brianna Curran, Washington DC