Version two, with more about the people and events of that day, two days ago:
Today the sheriff's deputies came and evicted us from the wilderness, even though we'd already moved beyond the imaginary boundaries imposed by the Dominant Paradigm (we were coming back for tidy up).
So we all danced together, with the sheriffs and private detective, we circled and sang together and tears were shed and we made some strong memories and new (old) stories to share on this land, this same earth.
I can only be, ultimately, grateful for the experience and the continuing process of the gift of living and the place I now find myself, in the Big Lodge, candle around the hearth children gently snoring on that ground under the sky.
Mother Earth endures, old and strong, beneath my feet, under my backside, sat cross-legged.
We are not Conservation Refugees.
My children are not displaced from their place of birth.
We are here and connected. Always have been, always will be.
Get used to it.
(And be welcome)