Remember we are made of prayers

November 10, 2016

2016-10-19-11-38-05-1We must remember the worlds
our ancestors traveled.
Always wear the songs they gave us.
Remember we are made of prayers.
Now we leave wrapped in blankets
of love and wisdom.
~Luci Tapahanso Dine (Navajo)

Santa Fe is now a beautiful memory after six wonderful weeks. To honor our time there, today’s short post focuses on native American arts.

Luci Tapahanso is a Navajo poet and was the first poet laureate of the Navajo Nation. Her work is created in her native language and then translated, which gives it a unique structure.

The painting below is by artist Rick Bartow, who died earlier this year. It’s from a exhibition called Things You Know But Cannot Explain at one of my favorite places, the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts in Santa Fe.


We thank our friends Bernie and Henry and their dogs, Will and Grace, and my friend Carole, for making our time in Santa Fe extra special. We appreciate our visit from Lee and Charles, who are always great weekend companions. And we bid only a temporary farewell to Santa Fe, as we plan to spend next October and November here in our beautiful fall home away from home.

26 comments on “Remember we are made of prayers
  1. Rena says:

    I love Native American culture and arts. My grandmother was a full blooded Cherokee Indian and we grew up hearing all of these wonderful stories.

  2. Wren says:

    Your photos are beautiful! My family is part Native American, on both sides.I love learning as much as I can about the culture.

  3. Meeta says:

    Such experiences are always monumental memories. So lovely.

  4. Shirley says:

    Nice post. I am fond of your posts. Everytime you post something different. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Fatima Zehra says:

    Lovely pictures and such an uplifting post 🙂

  6. Laura says:

    Nice post. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Tammy says:

    A favorite place of mine. I lived in Colorado Springs for years and would often take the 4 hour drive up to see my friends in Santa Fe. Beautiful feeling there. Will and Grace….love it! Dogs make everyday life so much better. Blessings, my friend.

  8. An encouraging post forafter the election! Finally! Everyone has been so crazy lately.

  9. So fascinating. Our native american people have been so mistreated.

  10. estelle says:

    What beautiful photos and remembrances. I have fond memories of my trip years ago to Santa Fe.

  11. Kim Tackett says:

    I’ve loved my time in Santa Fe with you over this past month, too. Thanks for taking all of us with you. Love, Kim

  12. Amber Myers says:

    What a great post! Your photos are amazing too.

  13. this art is so beautiful thank you for sharing

  14. Victoria says:

    Wow! It looks great and wonderful. I’m looking forward on having a trip and include sta. fe on it! 🙂

  15. Beautiful photos with a very uplifting message. I would love to take a trip to Santa Fe in the near future.

  16. Our Family World says:

    Breathtaking pic, looks like they had an awesome culture.

  17. Ty says:

    This is great, thanks for sharing

  18. Very nice picture! I like the exhibition theme “Things You Know But Cannot Explain”. Sounds uplifting and meaningful. I like it!

  19. Kelly Reci says:

    I love the photos, so amazing! I love the Native American arts, so rich in culture.


    I really wanted togo to this place! Looks so quiet and so solemn.

  21. Elizabeth O. says:

    That’s just beautiful. I’m glad you had an amazing time there and it’s always so nice to meet friends while you’re on vacation as well.

  22. Shiri says:

    The painting is so beautiful! Now I really want to go and see it myself. Also the poem inspirational, as well as breathtaking.

  23. Glad to know you enjoyed your vacation! I get a lot of inspiration from traveling, meeting new people, and learning about their culture.

  24. TColeman says:

    This is such an awesome post. It’s nice when you can see some of the culture that you came from.


    Omg what a great post!!!nice to see where some of our favorite bloggers come from!

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