The Language Belongs to the Land

The above title quote is from David Tall Pine White, Nipmuc tribal council member, cultural steward, language instructor, and friend. It embodies the significance of this connection, a bond formed by the intertwining of a people in a place: they created each other. The language is the key to the vitality of the culture and the landscape. Separate them and they begin to lose their meaning.

This page will be a work in progress; it will take me awhile to find the right words to plumb the depths I sense herein. In the meantime, suffice it to say that language can be challenging, confusing, and unexpectedly rewarding: I will endeavor to use the best forms and meanings that are currently at my disposal. Working within my understanding, I hope to listen with awareness and hearken closer to intention.

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