It's been a long few weeks. Went 4 or 5 days without power. My loved ones are safe as is our homes. I've been changing my lifestyle slowly to align more with my heritage. Native Americans believe eclipses are very special and a time of change and see water as incredibly healing and have a process known as going to the water for healing. It is like an outside baptism in a way only instead of god, we have mother(earth) and it is a healing time. Since the eclipse and Irma, I've re-dedicated myself to recovery- for myself, others and mother. I'll be working on small projects at my home and in my community. Message me if you'd like to help or have questions!
On Cemetery Rd in Buckingham the flooding is so extreme that some of the Civil War era graves have come up to the surface and moved around the Cemetery. It's truly one of the oddest sights I've ever seen. #hurricaneirma#flooding#youdontseethateveryday
Yes we hear about floods and know what it is. But as with everything in life, till you actually see it, you don't really know, as I discovered myself.
Like this photo... Yes it is of an old woman and a child, but do see what is below, a raft made of thermocol because while others are poor, this one is poorer than most, enough not to be able to own a pair of legs, which is what a boat is during floods. And yes, what you see behind her, is not a river, but just rice fields inundated with mostly 2 to 5 feet of water, but in other places as deep as 15 feet (reason why boat is like feet). They have had this backdrop here in Karimganj district of Assam for 6 months, and if it doesn't rain anymore (it's raining outside my hotel as I type this), they will have this for 2 more months atleast. With the poorest of the poor, no drinking water, shitting in the same water they drink (poverty is a bitch, I know... What then would you call successive governments that have not done anything for these people yet), the situation is grim.
But, i am not here to crib about governments (those who know me know that I crib enough). I am here to ask you, if you can help in anyways, the simplest being financial help, do get in touch with Oxfam. I have seen their work here. They are doing some fabulous job on the ground... Or should I say, 'on the water'. And they can't do it without the help of kind people.
Here's their donate page: http://bit.ly/2gGPRGX (link in bio)
I've been reflecting on the flood pictures of the last two years. It is amazing that Windsor-Essex continues to struggle with the same reoccurring water problems. 🤞Hopefully the rest of fall can keep waterfall to a minimum for the resident's trying to rebuild their basements.
'Hurricane Maria: Dominica 'devastated' as storm heads to Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands' - The Telegraph headline
How are there so many hurricanes, at such high categories!? Plus, how can we help them, and not just through the standard "donate money" idea.