I am poor and naked, but I am the chief of a nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.
Red Cloud (Makhipiya-luta) Sioux Chief
Beauty and ugliness are everywhere – even in some of the same things. To some a wide open prairie is empty and colorless – but to others it is uncluttered simplicity – the way life itself ought to look. Physical appeal is high on some lists, but nu tso se dv na, which is Cherokee comfort, lasts longer. Whatever is in our hearts is in our sight. To love something or someone makes us see the beauty of it – not the wrong. It is to our advantage to be gentle in our observations – to see and cultivate the best in who we are and in those around us. We love quiet; we suffer the mouse to play; when the woods are rustled by the wind, we fear not…….