April 28, 2020

Lily Sage - Quarantine Support

Lily Sage - Quarantine Support

A quarantine support episode! Lily Sage and I check in with each other and discuss the unique challenges of quarantine to the soft fluttering of wind chimes in the background. Lily Sage is a Montessori school teacher focused on incorporating decolonization methods in the classroom, a wilderness guide and teacher, a Doula, Herbalist, Artist, Performer, and a sweetheart. Please join two old friends for a relaxed conversation about how we're staying sane in this very strange time.
Land Acknowledgement: Lily is speaking to you from Cochiti Pueblo, where the language of Keres is spoken.

TW/CW: Brief mention of filicide, medical marijuana and marijuana use, psychiatric medications, brief mention of Hurricane Katrina and infrastructure collapse, Covid-19, and Quarantine 2020.

Episode Notes:

Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Day Address
https://americanindian.si.edu/environment/pdf/01_02_thanksgiving_address.pdf

https://danceforallpeople.com/haudenosaunee-thanksgiving-address/

Lily would like to add that the prayer at the end parallels the lineages recited in traditional Jewish prayer. Here is more on the Mourner's Kaddish.
https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/text-of-the-mourners-kaddish/?fbclid=IwAR3lLuyZZv4BGz0AyTbSWbLkp7JGT4w-gWWnt6g3VPaQTDNjGjr-erEFe0s

Lynn Margaulis is a biologist who also talks about parasitism as a form of symbiosis in her work, "Symbiotic Planet"

I also spaced in the episode and forgot to mention that I have actually experienced a loss of infrastructure in a disaster. I weathered a number of hurricanes, including Sandy where we were without power for two weeks. Other storms have left my family without electricity, water, or heat for weeks at a time - at least once in a freezing winter. My family also lived in CA for the '89 earthquake. I forgot in the moment because I have always considered us lucky in these situations and thought of it as an "interruption" rather than a collapse, and I didn't experience it as trauma. I don't compare any of the natural disasters I've been blessed to lived through to Hurricane Katrina.

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Lily Sage

Lily Sage is a Montessori school teacher focused on incorporating decolonization methods in the classroom, a wilderness guide and teacher, a Doula, Herbalist, Artist, Performer, and a sweetheart.