For all the Keepers of the Fire
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).