...and you left a trail of peach blossoms
for me to find my way. ~Ba
The cool, moist morning air soothed her skin. The Purges always left her weak, but invigorated. For her, this was very disquieting.
It had always been an intense if undeclared struggle...
"The Mosuo live with extended family in large households; at the head of each is a matriarch. Lineage is traced through the female side of the family, and property is passed down along the same matriline. Mosuo women typically handle business decisions and men handle politics. Children are raised in the mother's households and take her name.
The Mosuo have what's called “walking marriages." There is no institution of marriage; rather, women choose their partners by literally walking to the man’s home or logging in to a special section of his social media account, and the couples never live together. Since children always remain in the mother’s care, sometimes the father plays little role in the upbringing. In some cases, the father's identity is not even known. Instead, the male’s child-rearing responsibilities remain in his own matrilineal household."
Queen Noor was well aware of the implications when she gave birth to twins. In the royal succession the birth of twins signified turmoil and uncertainty throughout the realm. The second born must be sacrificed. This provision struck at the heart of her beliefs and she immediately devised a plan to save her youngest daughter, Mi-echi's, life.
You've been away for so long
Where are you now?
I've been waiting for you
Can we just stop and talk awhile? Chi~