The just is that it is fresh meat.
The experience was a huge thing as well, and is a cultural thing you may not understand. Also the experience of what was happening in the moment.
Someone whom I consider my mentor was out with an elder that day on the tundra helping harvesting caribou. Upon returning home the elder gave her meat. She came home and invited people over for food and games. I was honoured that she would share something like this with me.
I’d get it if you think it is gross. I would too. Haha
If you consume meat I recommend hunting. Once you kill an animal and skin it, well, it is still hot. You can feel the life that you took and feel grateful for it. This creature died for you. In my culture we usually give tabbacco and say a prayer thanking the animal.
- half my town was without water
- no stores open, so still lacking groceries
- did not get to sign my lease for new place
- worked my crappy job
- package came in from modcloth
- was warm outside
- signed for power for new place!
- went for coffee with future roommates
- went and played games with friends
- ate caribou heart that was still hot (due to it died recently)
- found out I got approved to school
- I am on a media team officially for the volunteer project I am going to do
Today went pretty well.
[talking with my mom]
"I am happy your earrings are fake. They are cute. It looks like you have stretched ears, but you don’t!"
…little does she know my ears are stretched haha