Puhpowee, she explained, translates as “the force which causes mushrooms to push up from the earth overnight.”*
Robin Wall Kimerer/Keewaydinquay Peschel)
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters to what lies within us.**
Henry Stanley Haskins,
English does not have a word for the specific energy of a mushroom
but Potawatomi does.
Each person should have a special word to describe
their own unique energy.
A word can sometimes help us to see a thing more fully,
Not only what something is but what it also can be;
Find your energy,
*Robin Wall Kimerer’s Braiding Sweetgrass;
**Sunil Raheja’s Dancing With Wisdom.