Part 3: A Slavic Offering: Gifts for Dragons & The Land(because dragons come in all shapes and sizes)
In the seasons that pysanki were forgotten, were half-heartedly made, or made to follow some newly imposed and overlaid Roman fad, the Dragons would weep shimmering silver and gold opalescence when they found humans suffering from loss of true memory. Depending on how deep and staggering the amnesia was, after each tear, Zmaj and his cohort would breath deep into their bellowed lungs, and let fire woefully rain, singeing barns, cottages, the occasional inebriated farmer, and tall pines and other evergreens. . .
The Dragons would also roar with lament upon each fiery release, and instead of seeing these moans as cries and calls to remember, the humans would assume the worst, believing that Dragons were solely trying to terrorize them...when what they aimed to do was fulfill their duty as Guardians, and attempt to remind the humans to pause, orient, and be sure they were headed in the right direction- literally and metaphorically, and to lovingly make and share their pysanki. . .
So, I bring our pysanki to the Sun&Earth...lovingly made…full of prayers for our individual selves, our collective self, including our dear planet, and especially for those that are bearing the brunt and burden of this hellish amnesia that has created the current circumstance. Seattle, LA, SanFran, Tribal Lands (we’re all on tribal land…),The Five Boroughs, Philly, P’burgh, and all of those clusters of neighbors and families that don’t have access to clean water, enough nourishing foods, Rx, Tx, testing, and medical care. I’m so sorry-- and these colors, these patterns, this basket of offering is for you. If it can and would help to know that you are not forgotten, please take this as that reminder. . . 🖤💜🖤From my lamenting heart to you and yours .
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Trella (she/they) is navigating her way to an ever deepening sense of humanity as she reaches towards her own ancestral knowledge- socially, culturally, and spiritually. This space is dedicated to anyone, no matter how you present, or what identities society has assigned you, who are committed to healing ourselves and our world, with an anti-racist, queer proud, decolonized, and inclusive perspective. BIPOC to the front. xo