Aho and how are you all? Another bird has stopped by and found a home on a hat band. When I was a boy, every time there was a question my grandfather or grandmother had the answer. Here is my grandfather’s answer to the question “Why, on certain days, does the sky come and go with such fire?” The story from our grandfather, or any elder in our clan, was that the sky is set on fire by the Fire bird, little brother of the Thunder bird. The Fire bird watches over the night. When he leaves his roost at dusk, high in the clouds the sky is set aflame by the flapping of his great wings. The Fire bird flies all night protecting the people of turtle island, showing spirits the way home and the fire in the sky tells us he is always there. When Fire bird returns to his roost in the morning that same fire glides in with him. The big brother Thunder bird then takes to the sky by day to protect those that care for the earth and honor all spirits. The story was part of our daily understanding and can be witnessed during any given dusk or dawn. The intensity depends on how fast the great bird flies.
For more about the hat band, just click on the photo and read the story this particular hat band shares. Thank you my friends………Johnny