Monday, November 29, 2010
Today is Turtle Surprise Day.
Luksi is the Choctaw word for Turtle. Each family or clan chooses a creature that becomes "who" they are and is passed down from generation to generation...much like a last name.
Our clan is the turtle clan. My entire Choctaw family is and always will be the turtle clan.
My sister obtained her Indian name this summer and she is "Turtle Mother".
Because of this, one of the rooms in my new/old house will be the nature room. I know it's kookie but you shouldn't expect any less than I would name all my rooms.
A while back, I made some ebay purchases that included an empty turtle shell, a book about turtles, a vintage turtle print that will all be in this new/old room. These are to go with a few other turtle items I've collected before.
What's strange is that in today's mail...I got all of these...and a nice surprise is this year's Christmas ornament from our chief is a turtle.
The ornament says--"The seemingly plodding turtle, thriving now, as it has for millions of years. Its home integrated within its body has many lessons to teach us. Among these teachings are: persistance, patience, protection, self-sufficiency, and oh yay...long life." (I put in the yay part)
Man I really really like these kind of cool surprises