Wednesday, September 19, 2012

September 19, 2012 Wednesday

These four ribbons hanging here on the stem are the four quarters of the universe.

  1. The black one is for the west where the thunder beings live to send us rain;
  2. The white one for the north, whence comes the great white cleaning wind;
  3. The red one for the east, whence springs the light and where the morning star lives to give men wisdom;
  4. The yellow one is the south, whence come the summer and the power to grow.
                                                                                                 -Black Elk Speaks

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