Tī is the building blocks of a home.
It creates a place you to come and be.
To lay out your mamae (hurt, injury),
sit with family, friends, whānau,
or be in thought with ancestors and occurrences.
A place to create,
and to pursue understanding.
It is a tool to call forth those you remember,
to gain a handle on regrets,
and an insight for why we recall and wish for reunions.
It is your place to hold standing.
Tea is the ultimate tool for talking.
It grounds us, holds us in stillness that enables flow to occur.
It breathes its own breath
and gives forth the essence of life it has come from.
It is a connection back to whenua and all that we are.
It holds a history, a place,
that all who have been before you
It is our haven, our home.