Thursday, September 14, 2006

White buffalo and Janesville, Wisconsin

This is certainly a peculiar coincidence. The same Janesville farm that has seen the birth of two white buffalo in the past 12 years has now had a third. The first, Miracle, was born right around the time when I first moved down to the Janesville area. I never went to see it, but I might consider it this time. I'm not real big on the Native American significance of it, but I thought this was a pretty cool take on the whole thing by Floyd "Looks for Buffalo" Hand, a Sioux Medicine Man:
Women have long been revered in American Indian culture but men now need to take responsibility for their families and the future of the tribe, he said. The birth of this male signifies that, he said.

"It's the time for man's responsibilities," Hand said. "They're not listening to their children, they're not hugging them. They're not telling them what life is about."

Agree or disagree with his beliefs, but it is tough to disagree with that message, ain't it?

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