Attu, Agattu, Kiska, Amchitka, Tanaga, Kanaga, Adak, Kagalaska, Atka, Amlia, Amukta, Yunaska, Umnak, Unalaska, Akutan, Unimak, Unga. (My mother’s father was born on Unga.) Over 200 islands over 2000 kilometers, “treeless, windswept, foggy, and volcanic,” yet among the richest and most beautiful places. * We live on islands, small or big, floating over oceans. Look up; look down. Thunder in the sky, thunder on the shore. We stand between, in a place on a hill protected from the wind. * Near, all together. No one needs to teach us to help one another. No one needs to teach we are specks floating in infinity.