Echo called out, and waited.
The ancestors called back. They were quiet, difficult to hear, but they were there.
Echo called again, asking them for advice on life, on what they she should do, on how to be.
The ancestors replied with her words. The message, though, was clear. Do as she did. Be who she was. She would continue, and continue well.
Echo breathed out. She felt secure. She had the ancestors’ reply, and knew they would be with her.