Sunday, March 2, 2008
Because Pandora Asked
When Pandora asks me to do something, I'm inclined to try my hardest, not only because I love Pandora, but also because she was one of the greatest teachers I've ever had. I'm not really a meme person, but here goes ... well ... except I won't tag five people. I guess I don't do everything Pandora asks of me, probably that's a good thing, too, don't you think?
1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people.
"In this world people were said to be just like those of our own, except that they tied their belts under their armpits, not at their waists. Such spirits were not of the sky, rather they were in the sky, as we may speak of an airplane in the sky. The point of the shaman's journey to these deities was to lead the soul of the horse offered in propitiation by people to the god."
From Shamans and Elders, Experience, Knowledge and Power among the Daur Mongols, by Caroline Humphrey with Urgunge Onon.