Homecoming is not just a certain hour but a feeling, an attitude, an an na li –
a friend. One phase of the day has been completed, so now back to the reasons for it – home.
Home with its familiar fragrances, its lighted warmth and peace of mind. At least, home ought to be this way – though it isn’t always. Too little time, too much weariness, too many complaints. Too little, too late, too bad. Real homecoming is a state of mind. Someone needs to be comforted, someone needs a gentle touch, someone needs to think of others. It may not be perfect, but working together makes homecoming a celebration.
~ Do not touch the money of the white man or his clothes. We do not fight for
these things. The Seminole is fighting for his hunting grounds. ~
OSCEOLA – SEMINOLE CHIEF
“A Cherokee Feast of Days, Volume II” by Joyce Sequichie Hifler