Air is Life
Air moves through us and all around us as wind, cloud and mist. Wind is constant change. Wind moves (the) Maple trees bringing flow to the sap. Wind carries Feathers from beings who see us from the greater perspective of sky. Leaves, thoughts, and words are carried on the wind as the seasons change and people huddle together to form loving community. Winds interact with and support other elemental energies.
Winds form languages, shape tree branches; winds of change push us to live in a good way - in universal 'right relations'. As we survive the pandemic we think about breath as stigmatized and carrying the virus. We have a hard time taking a breath or hearing each other's words. We need to be Free to Breathe. Join Taiaiako'n Historical Preservation and the High Park Nature Centre as we liberate our breath with cultural sharings and teachings from the natural world.
Many of us have been making and decorating our own masks and artists are picking up on this social phenomenon. Working creatively with masks at the Air is Life event will be part of our activation/ceremony.
Please bring a mask for re-purposing, doodads, thread, sequins and other delights to fashion and re-create beautiful masks that promote a beautiful reclaiming of the breath. We will supply Cedar Tea and natural art supplies.
Thank you to TD Park People Grants for resourcing this event.
Text written by Kim Jackson & Tammaro