Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Water of Love…


I was just reading a story that included an observation by an old Hopi. The Hopi are Native Americans who have lived in the arid desert highs of Arizona for about six hundred years, having hightailed it up to the promontory to escape the crazy Spaniards looking for gold where there was none. The name Hopi means "The Peaceful Ones". They seem to have gained some wisdom in looking down on the activities of the Whites who took their land, the land where water was easier to find, and it was not so hard to farm and hunt.

Anyhow, this old man, he says, this is back in the late '60s; "You Whites. All your songs are about love. Most of our songs, Hopi songs, are about water. Water is hard to find for us here. Is Love hard for your people to find?"

Click the links below, if you're curious to know more about these Peaceful Ones, their observations, and their visions… or if you just want to take a break for a really fine old song by a bunch of white kids who came along at the right time in our History.


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