Saturday, December 13, 2008

"Circle of Life"

"You have noticed that everything an Indian does is in a circle. That is because the power of the world always works in circles, and everything tries to be round.... The sky is round, and I have heard that the earth is round like a ball, and so are all the stars. The wind in its greatest power, whirls. Birds make their nests in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours. Even the seasons form a great circle in their changing and always come back again, to where they were. The life of a man is a circle, from childhood to childhood. And so it is in everything, where power moves...."--

Black Elk, Oglala Lakota


Light and Voices said...

Circles have always interested me. This quote was absolutely wonderful. Thank you for sharing it. I collect quotes.

Judith HeartSong said...

I love this, and like Joyce I hold onto quotes that I really appreciate.

Eaglesbrother said...

A special thanks to both of you..for understanding and appreciating the Circle of Life