This Side of the Pond
Notes from an Uprooted Englishwoman
May 14, 2020
There are two topics I love to read about in the news: the kindness we humans are capable of showing one another, and stories that link my side of the ocean with yours. I’ve come across another tale that combined these two things and I confess it brought a tear to my eye.
It starts with a monument in Midleton, Ireland, with tall, stainless steel feathers that curve in at the top towards the center of the circle. Called Kindred Spirits, it was unveiled and dedicated in 2017 to commemorate something that happened a very long time ago.
All the way back in 1847, the Choctaw Nation was living...