Sumary of I regretted not having a long braid when my mother died:
- I recall people posting pictures and abbreviated videos of themselves tossing their hair into the outdoors, claiming it might help the vertebrates build their nests.
- But every moment I saw one of those pictures or videos, I couldn’t help but laugh, evaluate about what my mother would say.
- For Native people, long hair can signify a mighty cultural relation, but I never grew mine out long enough to make a braid.
- We’re Penobscot, Panawahpskewi, people of the where the white rocks extend out, living and having lived in Maine.