“It has always been scary
to step into the circle of firelight,
to show up in the company of strangers,
to ask for entrance or to offer it. Our hearts race –
Will we have the courage to see each other?
Will we have the courage to see the world?
The risks we take in the twenty-first century
are based on risks human being took
thousands of years ago.
We are not different from our ancestors,
they are still here, coded inside us.
They are, I believe,
cheering us on.”
~~ From Christina Baldwin, The Seven Whispers