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Thursday, December 15, 2005
Not the best picture. But it was so cold this morning, around 2 degrees Fahrenheit!
Anyway, as I came in from gathering the newspaper, I noted the mist on the river so I grabbed my camera and went to get some pictures. The cold won out in my attempts to get a decent shot. It was still very dark and I did not want to bother with a tripod...so I boosted the ISO and shot at 1/50th of a second, wide open.
The mist reminded me of a Native American story of the White Buffalo Calf Woman.
They say a cloud came down from the sky, and off of the cloud stepped the white buffalo calf. As it rolled onto the earth, the calf stood up and became this beautiful young woman who was carrying the sacred bundle in her hand.
There are several versions of this story, most coming from the Lakota Sioux nation of the Great Plains. One part of this story is that as she left the people after teaching them many important aspects of their culture, she prophesized that she would return. The friend who taught me of this story, also told me the mist on a river is a symbol of the White Buffalo Calf Woman and her promise to return.
For anyone interested, I discovered something online today that reminded me of my past. If you are interested in American History and/or historical archaeology, you may find the link of interest.
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