Friday, June 3, 2011

For me...

"No one really will ever truly understand you. They think they know you, but they don't know what you're thinking about. They don't know the feelings that you have, how sometimes even in a busy, crowded place you need to make certain contact, and to do so, you need to be somewhat withdrawn. That's why, in a social situation, it's very uncomfortable for you to just talk to pass the time: 'Oh, yes, this and all that. Oh, isn't it wonderful? And my, I saw a beautiful chair in the store window the other day. And, gosh, the way they were dressed...' These aren't things you can relate to when you carry medicine. So it's sort of a lonely road, but in the end, it's worthwhile. It's all worthwhile."-- from Muskogee Creek shaman,
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