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GingerAntics
Braiding Sweetgrass | Robin Wall Kimmerer
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This is such a lovely book. It‘s part memoir, but completely about our relationship to the land as human beings. It has a wonderful focus on how we don‘t have to be a negative influence on the land we live on and survive because of. It‘s not a win-lost proposition. It comes from both a scientific and an indigenous perspective, which unsurprisingly aren‘t always two different perspectives. 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

GingerAntics I especially enjoyed the parts about the importance of keeping languages alive to keep cultures alive, as well as the parts about gratitude. People love to do “a month of gratitude” in November, but I‘ve never seen anyone doing that show any appropriation for the land they live on or the food they eat (which comes from the land). 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 2y
GingerAntics I would love to be able to take one of Dr. Kimmerer‘s classes. I enjoyed her reading on the audiobook, and I found myself stopping to take notes and marking things to go back and reread in the text later just to take it all in. She has not only points out the symbiotic relationship between people and the land that many westerners miss or never learned about, but also also that everything changes when nature is a who and not a what. 2y
Traci1 Ooh, this sounds fantastic. 2y
GingerAntics @Traci1 it was a lovely read. Some of the stories of community and love made me tear up. Heads up on the one when she drops her younger daughter (she has two) at college. That one had me sobbing. Such a sweet book, and wonderful if you‘re a nature lover. 2y
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GingerAntics
Braiding Sweetgrass | Robin Wall Kimmerer
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I finished the audiobook last night. Now to go back into the paperback and dive into different parts further.
#RobinWallKimmer #BraidingSweetgrass #IndigenousVoices2021 #EarthDay

Oldschool_millenial I just saw this book on my Mom's nightstand :) 2y
GingerAntics @Oldschool_millenial oh I hope she enjoys it. It‘s a lovely book. 2y
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GingerAntics
Braiding Sweetgrass | Robin Wall Kimmerer
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This is so beautifully comforting. I feel this every time life gets crazy. I just want to go out, away from cars and life, into nature and peace. It‘s wonderful.
#RobinWallKimmer #BraidingSweetgrass #IndigenousVoices2021 #EarthDay

Branwen I love this! 💖 2y
GingerAntics @Branwen isn‘t it beautiful and comforting? 2y
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GingerAntics
Braiding Sweetgrass | Robin Wall Kimmerer
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I‘ve been to the kitchen. It‘s true. Beans have belly buttons… squash is an ovary… each individual kernel on a corn cob is also an ovary. Apparently we‘re all eating sex when we eat veggies.
#RobinWallKimmer #BraidingSweetgrass #IndigenousVoices2021 #EarthDay

Crinoline_Laphroaig Love this❗ 2y
GingerAntics @Crinoline_Laphroaig right? There is something so charming or cute about it. You just smile when you think of all those little belly buttons. 2y
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GingerAntics
Braiding Sweetgrass | Robin Wall Kimmerer
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I don‘t know why, but I sobbed at this part. What a sweet gesture. We should do this for all parents who have just dropped their youngest child off at college.
#RobinWallKimmer #BraidingSweetgrass #IndigenousVoices2021 #EarthDay

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GingerAntics
Braiding Sweetgrass | Robin Wall Kimmerer
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Animals used to keep humans alive. Now, we must keep them alive. 💙💙💙
#RobinWallKimmer #BraidingSweetgrass #IndigenousVoices2021 #EarthDay

jmofo Oh I am glad you‘re reading this! This is one of my most recent favorites! 2y
GingerAntics @jmofo I can see why. It‘s just such an uplifting reading. 2y
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GingerAntics
Braiding Sweetgrass | Robin Wall Kimmerer
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How I wish people looked at the Bible this way instead of acting like it was written by a magical being and means the same thing for all of time. 🤦🏼‍♀️ (surprise! Homosexual in Ancient Rome meant a rich man having sex with a poor man...so clearly that doesn‘t mean the same thing today. Bigots.)
#RobinWallKimmer #BraidingSweetgrass #IndigenousVoices2021 #EarthDay

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GingerAntics
Braiding Sweetgrass | Robin Wall Kimmerer
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Oh, the difference something as simple as a creation story can make. One sees the natural world as a caring, giving partner, the other sees it as something to be subdued.
#RobinWallKimmer #BraidingSweetgrass #IndigenousVoices2021 #EarthDay

ValerieAndBooks I recently had this one from the library as an ebook hold but it expired before I was done. Think it‘d be better as a owned copy so I can take my time with it and not rush. Lots to contemplate. 2y
GingerAntics @ValerieAndBooks it really does. It‘s a lovely book, and I‘m really enjoying the different perspective on the world. I certainly would have been like her students with the good vs bad human interactions with the planet. I‘m hoping I‘d be able to come up with one or two positive interactions, but I certainly didn‘t learn them from modern western society. 2y
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GingerAntics
Braiding Sweetgrass | Robin Wall Kimmerer
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Chelsea.Poole Perfect for today! 🌍 🌳 2y
GingerAntics @Chelsea.Poole it is quite a joy to read 2y
Chelsea.Poole I have had this on my tbr for so long! I need to get around to it soon! 2y
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GingerAntics
Braiding Sweetgrass | Robin Wall Kimmerer
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My indigenous voices shelf is really growing. It‘s about to need a second 11 inch cube. I‘m a bit late to the There There game, but I think I‘m going to enjoy it all the same.
#RobinWallKimmerer #BraidingSweetgrass #LouiseErdrich #LoveMedicine #LeslieMarmonSilko #Ceremony #TommyOrange #ThereThere

CBee I just bought There There too! You‘re not the only one who‘s late to that game 😊 2y
GingerAntics @CBee oh good! I love when I‘m not the only late comer. (edited) 2y
CBee @GingerAntics 😁😁😁 (you‘re not the only weirdo either) 2y
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GingerAntics @CBee my people are really over here on Litsy. I‘m such a slacker on other platforms since finding Litsy. 2y
CBee @GingerAntics other platforms? What such nonsense is that? 😂😂😂 Litsy is my jam. Pretty much the only one now and I am SO much happier. 2y
GingerAntics @CBee right? We can disagree on things and still be civil (for the most part) and still be friends. I have IG because apparently potential employers check social media and not having any looks bad. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2y
CBee @GingerAntics absolutely!! I have IG and Facebook but never check either 🤷‍♀️ 2y
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