The Ancestors are waiting

Last updated Jan 2, 2023

It is a dark path. I can barely see my hand in front of me, and I feel uneasy. Who is on the other side? Do they wish me well? I walk, slowly, step by step, feeling the walls with my hands, stumbling on branches and stones. All of a sudden, fear overcomes me and my feet stop their movement. It’s just safer to go back, I think, and I recoil. But suddenly… I hear a song. Multiple voices singing together the most beautiful melody I’ve ever heard. And in that moment, I know deeply in my heart, I’m on the right path. Keep on walking, they sing… The Ancestors are waiting.

Photo taken at Kierikki Stone Age Centre

Hello there! My name is Ana Filipa Piedade and I am a portuguese hide tanner and ancestral skills student, practioner and teacher who finds a lot of joy in sharing about traditional living skills with others. I hope you enjoy this space!

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