"Čik" (calm, quiet) in Eastern Abnaki
"Sαnkewínαkwat" (it appears to be peaceful, tranquil), "Sαnkewítəhαso" (he is tranquil, serene of mind, patient), "Sάnkewte" (it is serene, tranquil, it lies peacefully, still (circumstance, condition or object), "Čik" (calm, quiet), "Áwipən" (it is calm (weather or body of water), "Awípənahte" (it is still, there is a calm, not a leaf stirring), "Awípənihke" (there is a calm, there is an absence of wind), "Awípənihle" (it becomes, turns calm, the wind subsides), "Eməsáwipən" (there is calm over the entire surface of the water), "Nəčíkənəmən" (I quiet it down, calm it, I let it take its course), "Nəčìkənα" (I quiet, calm him), "Nəkiniláwemα" (I allay his fears, I calm, pacify him, I encourage him), "Wəláwipən" (it is pleasantly calm (air, water, wind), "Sαnkewínαkwəso" (he conducts himself properly, leads a conventional life, he is peaceful, law-abiding) in Eastern Abnaki (aaq) or Penobscot.
I quiet it down
I let it take its course
in Eastern Abnaki or Penobscot
a Native American language
The Penawahpskewi tribe
surrendering to the universe
a course laid in
the grace to let it take its course
he conducts himself properly
leads a conventional life
he is peaceful and law-abiding
Finding the peace
in a conventional life
extraordinary each day truly living
following one's path
as life, love and peace
take their course
Peace equated with conventionality
calm with grace
living and loving what is here
What does letting it take its course mean to you? What is "it" in your life, that thing you don't let takes its course that disturbs your peace? What does a conventional life full of peace look like to you?
More memory exercise for people with memory loss, Alzheimer's, dementia and an interest in language.
"This paper is a humanities-based inquiry, applying Huizinga's framework of homo ludens ("man the player") to consider "play" in the context of two participatory arts programs (TimeSlips and the Alzheimer's Poetry Project) for people living with dementia. "Play," according to this Dutch historian, is at the heart of human activity and what gives meaning to life. Despite empirical research on play across the life course, play in dementia care is a relatively new idea. In addition, there is a dearth of reports based on humanistic inquiry which has slightly different goals than the growing body of qualitative and quantitative studies of participatory arts interventions. Play is not used to infantilize and trivialize people living with dementia but as a way to explore potential for expression, meaning-making, and relationship-building in later life. The arts programs were conducted at two residential care facilities, Scharwyerveld and De Beyart, in the Netherlands over 10 weeks. Close readings of the transcripts and notes from the programs resulted in three observations: people learned to play again, there is power in playing together, and play often led to expressions of joy. Overall, the notion of play may be a helpful framework for future research into innovative arts-based approaches to dementia care." - Swinnen, A. and K. de Medeiros (2018). ""Play" and People Living With Dementia: A Humanities-Based Inquiry of TimeSlips and the Alzheimer's Poetry Project." Gerontologist 58(2): 261-269. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28329857
A Piece of Peace
Absence of war or other hostilities.
considered as a unit or an element of a larger thing, quantity, or class; a portion: a piece of string
An agreement or a treaty to end hostilities
A coin a ten-cent piece
Freedom from quarrels and disagreement; harmonious relations: roommates living in peace with each other.
A portion or part that has been separated from a whole: a piece of cake.
Public security and order the peace.
an object that is one member of a group or class: a piece of furniture.
Wlakamigen in Abenaki (North America)
"Wlakamigen" (peace or make peace), "Wlakamigen oka" (make peace), "Okikiamgenoka" (state of being free from war), "Olakamigenoka", "Kamignokawôgan" or "Kamignoka wôgan" in Abenaki (alg) spoken in the N’dakinna homeland (Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, and the provinces of Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick areas), United States and Canada, North America.