I am Nana Baruku, Ancient Grandmother of all humankind.
Those who have died have never, never left
The dead are not under the Earth
They are in the rustling trees
They are in the groaning woods
They are in the crying grass
They are in the moaning rocks
The dead are not under the Earth.*
Remember your Ancestors, your Beloved Dead, as you look upon me.
*lyrics from "Breaths" by Sweet Honey in the Rock.
Nana Baruku wears a warm taupe dress and displays her gorgeous crown of graying hair proudly as a symbol of her wisdom. She playfully wears a necklace of amethyst, having heard that old women should wear purple. :)