These are no longer ordinary times, and many circumstances we thought would never change, are changing. The innocent times, the good natured humor of life has been covered over with suggestive jokes empty of meaning.
The ground is shifting under our feet and we are having to learn to walk a new way. Few things are permanent. We are born of change, but we still have to keep a commonsense attitude or we can lose our footing. We need to prove, long before we accept
something as fact, that it is true. If it is right, it can be proved. Much is a mystery to us. But to the Tsilagi – Cherokee – silence is golden. We speak
little and listen long. Words are important in songs and in ceremonies – and in general conversation as well. It is wise to save words and use them only when
they can be effective.
~ Good works do not last long until they amount to something. ~
‘A Cherokee Feast of Days’, by Joyce Sequichie Hifler