Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Our June sky has many faces / Turtle Day


Addendum:  Hmmm ...  In the last 24 hours, three people sent me or posted photos of turtles and then I picked up a book I just started reading, a library copy of Sand Talk:  How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World, by Tyson Yunkaporta, and was startled to be presented with a creation myth involving Turtle.  Just now as I was getting ready to get in bed and read until I fall asleep, I debated about turning over a new card in a stack of cards with proverbs from all over the world.  I keep the tiny cards on the desk in my bedroom.  I laughed out loud upon reading this:

"The turtle lays thousands of eggs without anyone knowing, but when the hen lays an egg the whole country is informed."  (Malayan)

Of course I thought of "Turtle Blues"

Turns out that Janis' first major performance was on June 17, 1967, at the Monterey Pop Festival.

Hmmmm ...

Turtle Day 2021


Anonymous said...

I love seeing your beautiful skies there. Thank you for sharing this view with us.

Colette said...

Well, I think you can imagine how much I like the turtle talk. One must really pay attention when forces conspire to get our attention, even (or especially) on a symbolic level.

Sabine said...

The first job my daughter had at age 16 was guarding turtle eggs on a beach on the Greek island of Crete for six weeks. She found it boring and got sunburn but now she is referring to this is a formative experience.

Joared said...

My daughter has visited friends in VA where the neighborhood guarded turtle eggs on their beach, then protected the hatched ones when they made their mad "dash" to the ocean. She found the experience quite moving.