if you came to a medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited or depressed, they would ask one of four questions:
When did you stop dancing?
When did you stop singing?
When did you stop being enchanted by stories?
When did you stop finding comfort in the sweet territory of silence?
Dancing, singing, storytelling + silence
are the four universal healing salves
+ where we have stopped them is where we have experienced the loss of soul.