You And I

Song Notes

In Robin Wall Kimmerer’s writings and lectures, she always makes it clear that if we wish to think and act in the manner of traditional indigenous people, we should always take into account the impact our choices and actions will have on the coming generations, and decide and act only in ways that are guided by the understanding that “all flourishing is mutual.”  When I saw the words of this song in the Sunbeam section of a Sun Magazine a while back, attributed to Winona LaDuke, I was inspired to set them into a simple song that conveyed that most basic understanding of our relatedness to the whole living web of life, and the necessity to make choices and live in ways that recognize we’re all in this together.