November 23 – Daily Feast
Saying is claiming and claiming is putting a brand on something – not so different from the rancher that brands his cattle. Be careful what you claim as your own, because you will get it whether it is good for you or not. Old decrepit age is claimed by more people than anything else. They listen to advertising and medical reports and believe they are supposed to begin giving up when they are just past forty. Many things “could” happen, as the reporters say, but not if we stop claiming we are susceptible to every passing germ and every aging day. Speak the word and know it is right for us to brand our cattle any way we see fit – the very best, the very best.
~ Our old chiefs thought to show their friendship and good will, when they allowed this dangerous snake into our minds… ~
MAHPIUA LUTA – OGLALA SIOUX, 1800s
‘A Cherokee Feast of Days, Volume II’ by Joyce Sequichie Hifler