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When an elder dies a library burns down

Posted by Merle Levin on May 19, 2010

“If you are in such a hurry, why didn’t you come yesterday?” is a saying of the indigenous Sami people of the North.

Last week I met with a group of 50 women who no longer rush. This group of grandmothers live in Stanford, a small, historically beautiful, coastal town about 2 hours south of Cape Town. The idea of this gathering was seeded at the annual Freewheeling Festival, held at Stanford Valley Farm, when I and a local resident, Elma Hunter, considered how wonderful it would be to have some of the local elders attend an event of this nature. Why not begin by having a gathering of “conscious grandmothers” at the Farm? Read the rest of this entry »

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