everything tries to be round………..

09 Jul

“You have noticed that everything as Indian does is in a circle, and that is because the Power of the World always works in circles, and everything tries to be round….. The Sky is round, and I have heard that the earth is round like a ball, and so are all the stars. The wind, in its greatest power, whirls. Birds make their nest in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours….

Even the seasons form a great circle in their changing, and always come back again to where they were. The life of a man is a circle from childhood to childhood, and so it is in everything where power moves.”

Black Elk Oglala Sioux Holy Man


Black Elk Speaks

Black Elk Speaks (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


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20 responses to “everything tries to be round………..

  1. reblogopedia

    July 15, 2012 at 7:31 am

    Reblogged this on reblogopedia.

    • Kirsten Dinesen

      July 15, 2012 at 11:29 am

      “reblogpedia”….Thank you, for including my post as a reblog on your site. After spending the morning viewing your blog…I am delighted to find so many incredible and beautiful blogs there and without your efforts, I may never have found. That being said, I am so deeply HONORED that you would include one of my posts on your reblog site…Thank you so very much!

  2. orijinalchris

    July 14, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    I have a 50 year old University of Nebraska Press copy of Black Elk Speaks that I bought second hand 30 years ago, I have read it several times, it is one of my treasures. I have not read it for over 10 years, but reading the above quote made me get it out and think about reading it again (:

    • Kirsten Dinesen

      July 14, 2012 at 10:04 pm

      I LOVE that!!!…..what a great story…..thank you for letting me know….I am STILL SMILING….what a nice thing to hear!!

      • orijinalchris

        July 14, 2012 at 10:07 pm



    July 11, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Love, love, love this composition and the natural flow of greens and browns – a perfect circle.

    • Kirsten Dinesen

      July 11, 2012 at 11:52 am

      Your comments and encouragement…have given me such wonderful feelings of happiness, appreciation and gratitude…Thank you!

  4. Sunnyace

    July 11, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Reblogged this on Sunnyace Reblog Collections.

  5. rommel

    July 10, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    I had to lean closer to the monitor and had to refrain from slouching, just to see it clearly. Hehe. Good surprise.

  6. Peggy A Thompson

    July 10, 2012 at 10:32 am

    Fantastic statue! Where is it located?

    • Kirsten Dinesen

      July 10, 2012 at 12:00 pm

      Hi Peggy….The statue sits along Lake Street in Kirkland….One of the things I treasure most about this “little city”…is the deep appreciation and support for the arts.

      • Peggy A Thompson

        July 10, 2012 at 9:34 pm

        Thank you for the info! I have never visited Kirkland. So much to do…so much to see!

  7. Gunta

    July 9, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    • Kirsten Dinesen

      July 9, 2012 at 2:43 pm

      Fits beautifully…eh? Thanks for the link!

      • Gunta

        July 9, 2012 at 2:46 pm

        Your lovely post prompted me to go looking for an old favorite… thanks!

      • Kirsten Dinesen

        July 9, 2012 at 2:46 pm


  8. Nveam

    July 9, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Nice post

    • Kirsten Dinesen

      July 9, 2012 at 12:09 pm

      Thank you…for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment…I am honored!

      • Nveam

        July 9, 2012 at 12:17 pm

        Don’t worry it’s my pleasure!! 🙂


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