An elder’s wisdom

Wild Stallion in Nevada (Photo © Cynthia Smalley, all rights reserved.)

There is an ancient Indian saying that something lives only as long as the last person who remembers it. My people have come to trust memory over history. Memory, like fire, is radiant and immutable while history serves only those who seek to control it, those who douse the flame of memory in order to put out the dangerous fire of truth. Beware these men for they are dangerous themselves and unwise. Their false history is written in the blood of those who might remember and of those who seek the truth. ~Floyd ‘Red Crow’ Westerman

(Special Thanks to Marjorie Farabee for sharing this.)