Thursday, November 19, 2015

Aboriginal wisdom

We look up and see the stars shining above
and say, 
"They are bright suns 
and around them are planets, 
possibly with people we will never see."

However when my Aboriginal people looked up at the night sky, 
they didn't see the stars -

they never saw stars.

They only saw the campfires of their ancestors on their journey.

The bright stars were the ancestors who were not long gone; 
the dimmer stars were the ancestors further along on the journey.

Eddie Kneebone
Aboriginal elder

I can't tell you how much I love this interpretation ...
I'll never see the night sky in the same way again.

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