Hmmm: M the Humdinger is an interactive and intergenerational story about love and friendship across difference.
Dorothy Lander illustrates her botanical musical story with collages crafted from pressings of flowers, leaves and evergreens, moss and mycelium, gathered from the gardens, meadows and verges of northeastern Nova Scotia, from Mi'kma'ki, the unceded ancestral lands of the Mi'kmaq. You will meet M
whose special gift of humming calls her readers to cherish and protect Nature. She invites us to hum along with her and follow her humlines into the in-between places and everyday tensions of human nature and human healthcare. Watch for the Hmmm signs to hum along with M.
With every Hmmm, M transports us through sound and image into Nature's labyrinths and invisible portals. Alongside the pansies that represent M's family and playmates, you will bow to M's siren call and dance with her humming companions-bees, dragonflies, hummingbirds-into the secret spirals of the honeysuckle and the morning glory. Suspended in this healing limn, prepare to float in the beauty of multi-varied Nature. In these precarious times, M models for us how we can turn to the more-than-human world to sustain our connections to Mother Earth and empower our empathy for each other.