Gifting Hummingbirds: Anima Supporterships and Artful Thanks
Anima Supporterships and Artful Thanks
by Jesse Wolf Hardin – Anima Lifeways and Herbal School
My latest drawing is of an intensely purposeful hummingbird, feasting on the sweet nectar of medicinal Stachys cooleyae blossoms from British Columbia. I stopped writing the endless articles and emails long enough to create this image in acknowledgment for Anima Supporter and herbalist Tobi.
Tobi is one of only 3 consistent Supporters of this place and work, folks who make a commitment to send a certain amount of money each and every month not to get something, but to give. Anima Supportership is an opportunity to be an integral part of our efforts and work, helping enable all the programs, publications and services. And this drawing for Tobi is one way that we hope to acknowledge and honor that commitment on the part of the 3 we’ve come to count on. Thank you again Tobi, Nick and Resolute.
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Tobi didn’t ask for this drawing of her totem animal, nor even ask for any thanks. The best gifts – like those that she regularly sends for Anima – are gifted without expectation, with a true gladness of heart.
And glad we are, to send this feathered acknowledment to her.
Categories: Jesse Wolf Hardin – Essays & Tales