Do We Grieve Intertwined or Alone?
A braided essay
In New Zealand Maori culture you’re taught to introduce yourself by naming the place, mountain, and body of water significant to you. For me, that body of water is the braided rivers of Canterbury.
Braided rivers are unique in the world but in Canterbury, where I was raised, they are the blue veins weaving in and out, tracing the land. They run from…