Ever wondered what became of New York’s original native inhabitants the Lenape? Well this fascinating documentary describes how despite having their numbers drastically reduced and becoming one of America’s most oft displaced people they have remarkably held on to their traditional ways and are very much still with us.
While my girlfriend and I were away this weekend we saw a beautiful cherry blossom tree and wished we had one outside our apartment. Then yesterday morning when we got up we looked out the window and saw to our delight that there was indeed a cherry blossom tree outside that must have been recently planted and had only just blossomed. But that’s not all…shortly afterwards I saw a post online from the sister of a dear friend who was killed on the subway tracks a couple of years ago… His family had finally managed to take his ashes to Japan, as was his wish, and just that morning had scattered them under a cherry blossom tree. 🌸
We just so happened to visit Lincoln’s tomb on the anniversary of the start of the Civil War and a couple of days before the anniversary of his assassination. If he could see the country today would he would feel justified?