What’s your ceremonial or celebratory place?

What and where are our contemporary mounds? Some friends and colleagues share their thoughts:

* “My mound is a beautiful hill in a Catholic cemetery–the place where I buried my parents. I visit their graves to speak to them with love and to ask for their help, as Florida’s earlier people visited their ancestors. This is a place where people who share kinship and belief come to connect with those they love.”

* “Public parks where families hold a July 4th picnic or a family reunion. Though usually less monumental than mounds, they’re still shaped and constructed, and give us a place to gather in Nature.”

* “Habitat for Humanity. Disparate people selflessly give their labor for the common good, literally, physically building community (houses), transforming and improving existing environments.”

Send your ideas to John at: jc@flmoundsproject.org

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