Exploring the Timelessness of Familial Love

The resilience of family and the everlasting cycle of natural time throughout life’s tumultuous vastness are concepts echoed throughout literature. Dorothy Wordsworth reminisced of better times walking through nature with her brother while on her sick bed, while Anishinaabe writer Jim Northrup professes that his family is like air and water to him, claiming, “everything happens in cycles, the pain you feel was once balanced by someone’s joy.”

Melancholic Realities and Mindful Representation

Nonfiction author Rebecca Solnit wrote of disasters and crises throughout human history creating a sense of camaraderie that reverberates throughout communities like an echo in the wind, saying catastrophe often “demonstrates that most of us are social animals, hungry for connection, as well as for purpose and meaning.”