Saturday, November 14, 2009

Quote of the Day (Chief Seattle)

Today's post comes to us courtesy of a sticker I picked up somewhere in Georgia, in honor of bare feet on bare earth:

"Every part of this Earth is sacred to my people. The ground beneath our feet responds lovingly to our steps because it is the ashes of our ancestors. Our bare feet know the kindred touch.

When the streets of your towns and cities are quiet and you think they are empty, they still throng with the spirits that love this land. Our ancestors never forget this beautiful Earth. It is their Mother.
-Chief Seattle

Of course, there's all sorts of controversy over what Si'ahl actually said, and his speech has been rewritten more times than I can think of, but retelling history's like following an unwritten recipe - it never comes out the same way twice.

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