Archive for November, 2011
The first time I had lamb has been almost 3 decades ago at the VILLAGE and has been a favorite ever since. It’s no secret this wonderful woman has been a treasure!
We were at the top of the tower at WC after visiting a wonderful relative. I spent dusk here many days last November as mother declined to her end on the 29th. Her love for clouds was always impressed on me and something that I enjoy capturing in her memory.
This David Suzuki film made my weekend and offers a ray of hope for humanity. I can’t stress enough that David’s lecture and train of thought is what’s needed badly during these times.
Oh, Great Spirit, whose voice I hear in the wind, whose breath gives life to all the world. Hear me; I need your strength and wisdom. Let me walk in beauty, and make my eyes ever behold the red and purple sunset. Make my hands respect the things you have made and my ears sharp to hear your voice make me wise so that I may understand the things you have taught my people.
Help me to remain calm and strong in the face of all that comes towards me. Let me learn the lessons you have hidden in every leaf and rock. Help me seek pure thoughts and act with the intention of helping others. Help me find compassion without empathy overwhelming me. I seek strength, not to be greater than my brother, but to fight my greatest enemy – Myself. Make me always ready to come to you with clean hands and straight eyes. So when life fades, as the fading sunset, my spirit may come to you without shame.
Great Spirit Prayer
By Yellow Hawk, Sioux Chief
I have seized the light. I have arrested its flight. (Louis Daguerre)