Thursday, December 23, 2010

photos and cherokee wisdom

Click here for some photos from November.

After a fast-paced but fun morning (Buchanan's christmas program! More on that later), and a long, standing-room-only train journey to Aluva...we made it! Maggie, Jim, and I are now at Thomas John Achen's house, where we will be spending Christmas. It's 1:30AM here, so that's all for now. Buenas noches :)

In lieu of a quote, a popular story that I thought I'd share...

'An elder Cherokee was teaching his grandchildren about life. He said to them, "A fight is going on inside me. It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves.

One wolf is fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

The other is joy, peace, love, hope, sharing, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, friendship, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.

This same fight is going on inside you, and inside every other person, too."

The children thought about it for a minute and then one child asked his grandfather, "Which wolf will win?"

The old cherokee simply replied,"The one you feed."'


  1. Enjoy your time! Eat and be happy! Merry Christmas!

  2. I've never heard that story before, madi-oomie! (madison plus roomie combined, lol) Where did you hear that from? The last line is my favorite. But, duh, of course, you already knew that.

    Aaannnddd, this might have happened to you, but I love picturing a really tan and wrinkly old wiseman who is the cherokee. :-)