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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Ghost Dancing and Stars Go Blue...






I went to my Uncle Roy's today..I needed to see him so bad. He is like my second Father.

He was the first person I went to when my husband died..

That day he sat me down made me coffee put his arms around me and let me cry. I cried so long that his shirt was wet down the whole front....

He was gone today...

I needed him to let me cry again....

Some days I am so overwhelmed with life..

I went to my sister Jeannie's house after finding my uncle not home. We went for a 3 mile walk and it was really great.

We talked for the longest time. And I asked her if she remembered us Ghost Dancing as kids. She laughed and said yes

My Mom is half Cherokee, and we always listened to her stories of her people when we were little. She told us of Ghost Dancing..How it brought change..

One day my little sister and I decided we were going to do the Ghost dance. We were going to dance to save ourselves from the sadness of our little lives.

We were going to bring change. We took our shoes off and we danced in the dust. Dust flew high into the air that day, and through our toes. We sang to The Great Spirit about our sorrows, we sang how we needed better lives.

I felt change that day...But it was in me.

I felt God change my heart so I could make it through the trials in my life..And so did little sister..

We did a Ghost Dance today and the dust flew high into the air from our bare feet..And I felt change in me...

xoxo Nita

17 comments:

The Feathered Nest said...

Hugs across the miles to you sweet Nita....xxoo, Dawn

Annette said...

What a beautiful post Nita~
I've been stopping by and checking on you, was very happy to see you posted, I've missed you! and I need to tell you I love you.
Love to you~
Annette
p.s.
Hows your daughter doing?

kimberly said...

it is a beautiful post, nita....i can just see the two of you....little...and again today....i hope it made you smile...and i hope the change brings you some happy days.
hugs,
kimberly

Anonymous said...

Sweetheart you have written beautifully and deserve the best from life. I will be praying for you and yours every day.

-- Anon fan

Feathers a/k/a Thriftin' Gal said...

Dear Nita,

I was worried about you - I sent you an email and did not hear from you. I was so happy to see you post again.

I am glad you had a nice visit with your sister. Hoping you will have wonderful changes happening in your life.

((((hugs to you))))

Sandy

A bird in the hand said...

The wisdom of the ancestors. I'm glad it helped you. xxooxx

Donna said...

How beautiful! My Mother was Cherokee too!! Here's to all "sisters" of the heart!hughugs

vintage moon studio said...

Just dropping in to see how you are doing and sending huge hugs! xo Deb

Vickie said...

Nita, I loved your post. I know I haven't been leaving comments but I've been visiting. You're often on my mind and in my prayers.

nancyk said...

am so glad you have a sister to ghost dance with

the image filled my heart with love and light, and i hope this dance will allow all the healing to rain down upon you.

my thoughts and prayers are with you daily

Tim Quinlan said...

My goodness, I simply love the searing honesty of this blog. I've been writing and reading for years and you have in this blog reached the very essence of all good literature, that is, sheer honesty. When I read your pages I can associate so much with whatever feeling you are portraying - also a good sign of excellent writing. You have a wonderful soul. John Keats maintained that life and its experiences were all about "soul making" and he was so right. Thanks for saying hello. You are a beautiful soul and we need such beauty as yours to lift us from wallowing in depression. Thank you so much and may you always walk lightly on Mother Earth, Blessed Gaia! Look after yourself!

Patti said...

What a sweet post Nita. Whatever works for heal your sadness...do it!

Thinking of you today and always
Hugs and God Bless You
Patti

Dena said...

(((((((((((Nita)))))))))))))) No words, just hugs.


Dena

Feathers a/k/a Thriftin' Gal said...

Nita, I just wanted to check to let you know I am thinking about you. I hope you are having a peaceful Labor Day holiday weekend.

Hugs to you,

Sandy

whitey said...

Glad you and your sister could lean on each other. Think about you often.

Amy said...

Dance, dance, DANCE!!!!!
Amy

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Beautiful. I think I need to do some ghost dancing myself, Nita. You might not have heard that my husband passed away on Sept. 2. At last, I know exactly the sorrow you've been going through. God bless you, dear friend. May your memories of happiness with John sustain you.

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