Let’s talk about the kupu “here.” To bind. Bindings.
On a waka or a whare, the here are about life. The here need to hold fast to protect life. If the here on a waka break, the waka sinks. If the here on a whare break, the whare falls down. Life is threatened. So here exist and are maintained to protect our whakapapa. In these times of turmoil, anger, and violence, a return to tupuna wisdom is to bind everything we do to peace. Paiheretia ki te rangimarie. Deliberately. Consciously. #ProtectOurWhakapapa #Manaaki20 #beagoodancestor #tupunawisdom #Rāhui20