keepers of fire and water

For all the Keepers of the Fire
my parents
my daughters
and my grandchildren
yet to join us in this beautiful place

– Robin Wall Kimmerer, the dedication in Braiding Sweetgrass

One day, I’d like to write a book, to give and dedicate to someone else. I’d like to be a keeper and a giver of the fire and of water, for “women are the Keepers of Water” and tending fires is what keeps us alive (94).