A descendant of legends, from historic and herstoric narratives embedded in Pare Hauraki-Coromandel Peninsula, Maniapoto-Te Awamutu, Ngāti Rehu-Rotorua and Wērā-Wales. A product of Māori and English words, concepts, theories, philosophies. A libra, a tiger and a raven, ‘neath the rowan tree. From the sage to the page to the stage. Thus, the words of our lives. Kia ora.