REVIEW BY PEGI EYERS
By their very nature, proverbs reject the dominant narrative, challenge the status quo and speak truth to power. With statements on wild nature, the ancestors, communal living, anarchy, activism and general philosophy, Day-Wood’s proverbs activate our critical thinking skills and capacity for change. The aphorisms that inspire your heart and soul the most become your personal treasures, to return to again and again. Dancing & Digging is designed as a small portable book you can nestle in your hand – perfect for taking to the café, adventure travel, nature sojourns and other contemplative activities.
For those who love the aesthetic of text interwoven with great illustrations, the stunning woodcuts of Rick Herdman will not disappoint. Day-Woods encourages us to slow down and savor the proverbs at our own pace, and includes suggestions for games, surrealist “group writes” and even graffiti sharing! He also offers blank pages to write our own proverbs, and by doing so challenge the “gatekeeper” mentality of the publishing industry. Dancing & Digging reminds us that imparting knowledge by proverbs is a very ancient practice, and one that we may emulate today. As we continue to resist Empire and revive ecological relationships in Earth Community, this profound collection is the best kind of companion.
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“The wind carries the voices of nature’s ancestors.”
“All around us are invisible veins of existence, streams of life. We need only cup our hands and dip into them to retrieve music, ideas, insights, power.”
“It is important to the dominant reality
that we forget that we once could fly.”
DANCING & DIGGING
Proverbs by Shaun Day-Woods
Pegi Eyers is the author of "Ancient Spirit Rising: Reclaiming Your Roots & Restoring Earth Community" an award-winning book that explores strategies for intercultural competency, healing our relationships with Turtle Island First Nations, uncolonization, recovering an ecocentric worldview, rewilding, creating a sustainable future and reclaiming peaceful co-existence in Earth Community.
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