by Nan Toskey
Anyone who’s tried meditation before probably knows that it can be weirdly, surprisingly tough.
Nan Toskey, MEDIA Artist
A visual exploration of resilience inspired by a poem by Denise Levertov.
A Variation on a Theme by Rilke
A certain day became a presence to me;
there it was, confronting me–a sky, air, light:
a being. And before it started to descend
from the height of noon, it leaned over
and struck my shoulder as if with
the flat of a sword, granting me
honor and a task. The day’s blow
rang out, metallic–or it was I, a bell awakened,
and what I heard was my whole self
saying and singing what it knew: I can.
Nan Toskey – Director, Editor, Videographer | Produced by MEDIA to Remember
Anna, a member of the federally recognized Red Lake Band of Chippewa, shares some memories with her daughter about growing up on the Red Lake Reservation in Minnesota.