Thursday, May 21, 2015
It's a magical place alright, our Blogland. You meet extraordinary people through their writings. One such is Sojourner who writes of her day to day life in Labrador, way north of here, dealing with the addiction issues that are so prevalent amongst the native peoples there.
One of the most awful legacies of colonialism was the introduction of diseases, dependancies, addictions and multi-generational abuses and resettlements.
She writes beautifully of landscape and peoples.
Another is the blog of my granddaughter and her cohorts in India where a select few have gone with their professor to learn about the culture of the not so privileged and teach English.
Their awareness of their white privilege and the desperate poverty they are encountering makes for an indelible experience.
And words can't convey how button-bursting proud I am of my amazing Grandgirl.