Category Archives: Other Voices

WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT THAT

The Preamble to the U.S. constitution begins with We the People

The Preamble to the Constitution Tells Us All we Need To Know

What Do You Love?

“…we love a great many things – birds and trees and books, and all things beautiful, and horses and rifles and children and hard work and the joy of life”.

Theodore Roosevelt, talking of his home life at Sagamore Hill.

What is Life?

Winter Bison
Floating Through The Storm

 

“What is life?

It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset”.

— Crowfoot, Blackfoot Warrior

Stand… In Understanding

Black Elk
  •  And while I stood there
  • I saw more than I can tell
  • and I understood more than I saw;
  • for I was seeing in a sacred manner
  • the shapes of things in the spirit,
  • and the shape of all shapes as they must
  • live together like one being.

Black Elk, from Black Elk Speaks

Money And Sustenance

“When all the trees have been cut down, when all the animals have been hunted, when all the waters are polluted, when all the air is unsafe to breathe, only then will you discover you cannot eat money”.

Cree Prophecy