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Saturday, October 31, 2009

The Rainstorm and the River are my Brothers

You think I'm an ignorant savage
And you've been so many places
I guess it must be so
But still I cannot see
If the savage one is me
How can there be so much that you don't know?
You don't know ...

You think you own whatever land you land on
The Earth is just a dead thing you can claim
But I know every rock and tree and creature
Has a life, has a spirit, has a name

You think the only people who are people
Are the people who look and think like you
But if you walk the footsteps of a stranger
You'll learn things you never knew you never knew

Have you ever heard the wolf cry to the blue corn moon
Or asked the grinning bobcat why he grinned?
Can you sing with all the voices of the mountains?
Can you paint with all the colors of the wind?
Can you paint with all the colors of the wind?

Come run the hidden pine trails of the forest
Come taste the sunsweet berries of the Earth
Come roll in all the riches all around you
And for once, never wonder what they're worth

The rainstorm and the river are my brothers
The heron and the otter are my friends
And we are all connected to each other
In a circle, in a hoop that never ends

How high will the sycamore grow?
If you cut it down, then you'll never know
And you'll never hear the wolf cry to the blue corn moon

For whether we are white or copper skinned
We need to sing with all the voices of the mountains
We need to paint with all the colors of the wind

You can own the Earth and still
All you'll own is Earth until
You can paint with all the colors of the wind


I've been listening to this song on a loop for a bit (I'm writing a story about the concept of 'savages'), and all I can think of is how strange this song makes me feel. It really gets me emotionally charged. It's hard to explain. It's like I feel a tugging at my heart, and I get shivers and goosebumps.
Now, I don't really like the outdoors, so to speak, yet this song still speaks to me.
I really think this song has a connection to Pagans and Wiccans everywhere-- be you a technopagan, a traditional Wiccan, or a complete eclectic Witch.
I have (as far as I know) no Native American blood in me, yet I feel a strange connection to certain tribes, including the tribes of South America. Part of that might be due to Quetzalcoatl taking such a liking to me.
This week I have sucked at concluding things.

6 comments:

Kristine said...

I may or may not distantly have Native blood in me. Regardless, I still feel a very, very strong connection to Native beliefs and practices. Perhaps it is just my love of nature. I don't think enough other Christians feel that connection to the natural world, and it leads to a disrespect of the earth.

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