nanâskomêw ᓇᓈᐢᑯᒣᐤ 

October 9, 2016

We, in this land , have a remarkable connection to the canoe and water. It somehow transforms us and brings us closer to the land, air and water that are a gift which often goes unappreciated. Even to the point where we have become oblivious.

Yesterday, the Long Take Collective put on a show that was performed along the banks of a small urban river. I was involved in a small, yet somewhat significant way. It was a very unique and thought provoking experience of performance art, nature, metamorphosis and…..the canoe. Yes indeed.

Images above show:   1. Audience paddling through experience which transcends time.   2. A performer & intimately flowing audience surrounded by nature of the Seine River in the middle of the city.   3.  premier of this province paddling to work last week.

“To be lost is to be fully present, and to be fully present is to be capable of being in uncertainty and mystery. And one does not get lost but loses oneself, with the implication that it is a conscious choice, a chosen surrender, a psychic state achievable through geography.” – Rebecca Solnit

The Cree people have recognised that we owe this ‘psychic state achievable through geography” to the creator. They have a word: ᓇᓈᐢᑯᒣᐤ nanâskomêw . Thank-you. Merci.

Gratitude, local music and the Seine River:

fur-ladyabove: FurLady

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