A person only gets to throw one stone at a lion. — Mingyur Dorje Rinpoche
The old Lakota was wise. He knew that a man’s heart, away from nature, becomes hard; he knew that lack of respect for growing, living things soon led to lack of respect for humans, too. So, he kept his children close to nature’s softening influence.
— Standing Bear, Sioux Chief
A lot of wisdom crammed into 4 minutes and 13 seconds. Well worth your time to watch and absorb.
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Why? Good poetry is evocative and provocative. It challenges one to think. As a result, regardless of one’s discipline, it can be a catalyst for one’s own creative endeavors.
This is a beautiful, powerful poem which reminds me of my early career in human services and the children & families I had the honor to serve. It is part duet and part performance art, something I’ve never seen in a poem before … which challenges me to expand my view of the medium. While the title is drawn from a Game of Thrones character, I love that the artists speak to their own lives, not the character, but use her as an indirect reference to their own emergence as strong, forthright women.
At least, that is my interpretation. Regardless. It is moving and entirely worth watching.