Message 12

Activities:

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Here’s a video of a song to watch and learn. Sung by our amazing staff Stefanie, the song is “Oh Lovely Spring by Orlando Di Lasso.
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Here’s another video on knife carving by Steve with some suggested techniques to make your carving experience more ergonomic, and also includes a demonstration of how to carve a coyote sculpture to practice the techniques.
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For your next urban adventure, try this scavenger hunt for the city created by Benoit.
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Resources:

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Learn bird language (in english) with Dan Gardoqui and Kristi Dranginis, a six week online course with daily excercises, weekly videos and group mentoring calls.
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An online mushroom gardening course (in french) next Saturday for three hours.
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Have Celtic ancestors and/or interested in how they survived thousands of years ago? Check this youtube video on “Highlander Survival Equipment” (english).
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Reflections:

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Here’s another poem by Mary Oliver called ”Spring”:
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Somewhere
a black bear
has just risen from sleep
and is staring

down the mountain.
All night
in the brisk and shallow restlessness
of early spring

I think of her,
her four black fists
flicking the gravel,
her tongue

like a red fire
touching the grass,
the cold water.
There is only one question:

how to love this world.
I think of her
rising
like a black and leafy ledge

to sharpen her claws against
the silence
of the trees.
Whatever else

my life is
with its poems
and its music
and its glass cities,

it is also this dazzling darkness
coming
down the mountain,
breathing and tasting;

all day I think of her—
her white teeth,
her wordlessness,
her perfect love.