Take Heart In Times of Breaking



Right on Time and Timeless - Joy Harjo's poem, "For Earth's Grandsons", connects us to our ancestors and each other.


For Earth’s Grandsons


Stand tall, no matter height, how dark your skin


Your spirit is all colors within


You are made of the finest woven light


From the iridescent love that formed your mothers, fathers


Your grandparents all the way back on the spiral road–


There is no end to this love


It has formed your bodies


Feeds your bright spirits


And no matter what happens in these times of breaking–


No matter dictators, the heartless, and liars


No matter– you are born of those


Who kept ceremonial embers burning in their hands


All through the miles of relentless exile


Those who sang the path through massacre


All the way to sunrise


You will make it through—