A ‘grace’ from the Inuit people

The lands around my dwelling
Are more beautiful
From the day
When it is given me to see
Faces I have never seen before.
All is more beautiful,
All is more beautiful,
And life is thankfulness.
These guests of mine make my house grand.

The Eskimo people of Northern Canada and Alaska are known as the Inuit and populate one of the most challenging regions of the world for human habitation. In a place many identify as bleak and unforgiving, this prayer tells of the land’s beauty, made all the more ‘grand’ and ‘beautiful’ by those who arrive as guests.

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