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Tale Weaver #26: inuksuk

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Vancouver, British Columbia Winter Games, 2010

In Inuit (and other Artic Circle languages), inuksuk* translates into “something which acts for or performs the function of a person.” Traditionally, for example, inuksuk indicated a point of reference, travel route, or spiritual place.
Now the inuksuk symbolizes a variety of attributes, as adopted by non-Arctic Circle society/culture. “I was here. I am me. Peace/Namaste. Understanding/compassion.”
Weave a tale about your inuksuk(s). What do they symbolize? Where will they take you?

*I used the inuksuk to embody “My brother-in-law was here” in an eulogy I posted to my blog.

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15 comments on “Tale Weaver #26: inuksuk

  1. Valida Faire
    August 13, 2015

    I remember that yours* was so excellent. This might take considerable cogitating…and preferably sleep, beforehand.

  2. phylor
    August 13, 2015

    Which are both perfectly acceptable! Take your time. Look forward to your cogitating.

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  4. georgeplace2013
    August 13, 2015

    Thanks for the new concept and word. I like where it took me.

    • phylor
      August 14, 2015

      Glad you enjoyed where your inuksuk took you. It’s a great word!

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  6. phylor
    August 13, 2015

    You are most welcome!

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  8. Vagrant Rhodia
    August 13, 2015

    I made one deep inside a mountain this past summer!

    • phylor
      August 14, 2015

      That must have been so neat! Thanks for sharing the memory.

  9. Oliana
    August 13, 2015

    I must think about that…I remember seeing a young man mounting his rocks every strategically along the ocean front and railway at White Rock, BC. the train passed and not one rock budged.

    • phylor
      August 14, 2015

      Inuksuk are very special. He must have created a special one.

      • Oliana
        August 14, 2015

        He created about a dozen…I wish I could find that photo…my first time dipping my toes in the Pacific…

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