Saturday, June 11th, 2016
Elm Valley Road, Michigan
Sketches by Sitting Bull
It was a long haul, back-tracking to Ohio, Toledo to be specific, by mode of van transportation. It was worth it, as we had a pre-arranged speaking engagement at a healing centre called “Ananya-Kai,”
People were transfixed, if not transported to the world of sacred walking, as I detailed my personal “Tales to Trails.” There were a number of people who were already affiliated with the technique and tradition of kirtan, which was a component to my presentation. These were also firm believers in past-life experiences, including a mother who was convinced her young boy was a victim of the Titanic.
Who knows? Such things are possible!
As I said, it was a long drive there and back, but worth every minute of it. The trip, however, cut into today’s walking, which amounted to a mere two hours. We were off to nearby Niles (population 12,000) to see Debra Haight, of the town’s newspaper. The interview was a few minutes shy of two hours, perhaps a record, and mutually we were enjoying every minute of that query and answer session. She was very good at digging up background information.
Speaking of the past, in Nile you can stop by their quaint museum. We heard that some original sketches are permanently on display by Chief Sitting Bull, and we found them awesome. One of them I will feature on the walking monk instagram.
As written by Ernie LaPointe, about the grand warrior, “Sitting Bull: Tatanka Iyotake was a special person who cared for his people. He suffered for them in the Sun Dance, fought for their survival, and gave everything he had for them.”
May the Source be with you!