"Rather than view the world with skepticism, I suggest that we approach it in awe. Margot's story and poetry reaffirm this for me. Awe at the unanticipated possibilities that even suffering can offer. Wonder at the human potential for change, awe at the power of (our) words and stories." Professor Howard Zehr, in Sawbonna: I See You
Abundant snow fell yesterday. Such wonder birthed in its falling. Each time I watch a new snow fall, I am mesmerized by how its falling is its speaking. Listening to the snow speak reminded me of the precious gift that is Sawbonna: I see you; You see me; I hear you; You hear me. In sitting with the fact that each of us yearns to be seen and heard by at least one other, I remind myself that living justice is an invitation to speak in the ways that can inform, inspire, enrage, compel, ignite. Siblings of Nature, of snow, we too, have voices. We too can speak our passion and yearning for the values of: respect, responsibility, relationship, and wonder, as kindred, Howard Zehr, wrote in his introduction to my book, Sawbonna: I See You. Wonder at the knowing that we are more than victim, more than offender. More than spectator to how justice means in our communities and societies. Our voices matter.