1. Great Analogy In Any Language

    Thank you for sharing.

    I have two dear friends who are Ojibwe, and they tell me that Chippewa and Ojibwe are the same, it’s just a regional distinction made by white men. Chippewa are ‘Southern’ or US, but as the Ojibwe people do not recognize the boundary between the US and Canada, they consider themselves all to be Ojibwe.

    Regardless of who said it, and where they are in relation to borders, it is a profound thought.



    • Re: Great Analogy In Any Language

      Regardless of our orientations/places of origins, we are all teachers and learners… Thank you for sharing some of the lessons you’ve learned from your Ojibwe friends.

      • I’ve had this gerbera daisy around for a while – I don’t use it often, but I love it. Love that kitten, too – so excellent!

        A commonplace book is a book into which one writes down quotes and poems and the like that are meaningful in some way (could be funny, thoughtful, whatever). They were exceedingly common back in the 18th and 19th century. I used to keep one as a teen, and was reminded of it by a post over at Sara Lewis Holmes’s earlier this year. I ordered myself a special blank book and have been copying things into it ever since!

    • It’s awesome, isn’t it?

      Your “Reflect” file sounds a bit like Kelly’s Commonplace Book (above). Very cool to have a notebook or whatnot, in which to store these wonderful parables. πŸ™‚

  2. It was no coincidence, Melodye!! Now you know why I love the words and beliefs of the Native Americans so much.

    We all desperately need to take a lesson from them, if we are ever going to live the way the Great Mystery intended and save this planet. The oil spill in the Gulf makes me sick.

    “With all things and in all things, we are relatives. ”
    ~ Sioux Proverb

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