Happy solstice everybody! The recent pace of life has given me the opportunity to reconnect with a dormant part of myself: the part that loves and cherishes time on the land.

Wagamese, 2013 – Photo by Dan Harasymchuk

To observe this astronomical milestone, I’d like to read some words from the Canadian author Richard Wagamese about unity from his 2008 memoir One Native Life. As we Northerners turn towards the shortening of days, it’s a reminder to take care of each other and reflect on our place within nature.


Our Proper Size

Text by Richard Wagamese
Accompanying audio recorded and arranged by Sasha Ilnyckyj in Victoria, BC