Category hope

Red Cloud Rises, Part 3

They are humming the words of a language new to my ears but older than the English that captures our tongue and dances across this country. The drums boom and vibrate those of us in the circle and I sit there with my eyes closed letting the old chants take me away. The dusty ground […]

Growing Pains

I remember lying in bed when I was young and crying out for my mother to “Help me! My legs feel broken!” My mom would come running into my room, pull back my blankets and lay her hands on my perfectly healthy legs. She checked the skin and rubbed my knees assuring me that I […]