Saturday, June 21, 2014

talking with tornadoes

(Reuters) - Just over a year ago, tribal elder Gordon Yellowman watched on the TV news as a mile-wide tornado roared toward the homes of his Cheyenne-Arapaho people in Oklahoma.
Sirens blared, warnings were issued and many people rushed to shelters as the weather radar warned the funnel cloud brewing would be massive and deadly.
But Yellowman and a small group of the elders huddled to perform an ancient ritual that would turn the tornado away.
"We spoke to it in our language," he said.

1 comment:

  1. “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, then are dreamt of in your philosophy”
    William Shakespeare