Resilience Inspiration. In ecology, resilience is response, resistance, and recovery. From the tiny plants pushing up through the pavement, and the communities of water, sun, air, ice, soil and microbe, Resilience is collective, communal, entwined. In this time of transformation, Where are you witnessing resilience? What nourishes responses, resistance and recovery? What small stories help you believe in the possibility of the impossible? The broken is an opening. That is a holistic will, growing through. ::
It is fiction (made stories) that have kept me hopeful, visioning and imagining. Also, deep history, untold histories, oral stories and land songs. Some favorites: Krik? Krak! By Edwidge Danticat, Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy, Tracks by Louise Erdrich, All Aunt Hagar’s Children by Edward P. Jones, The Almanac of the Dead by Leslie Marion Silko, The Fifth Sacred Thing by Starhawk, Refuge by Terry Tempest Williams, Ricekeepers by Winona LaDuke...so many more. I no longer have my books and my CIRS brain is not cooperating for a true list but wish to share some of these I love so much as a beginning of an inspired whole. Please, add to. As Anne Carson says in Eros the Bittersweet: before we act, we imagine.