Veteran's Day Prayer
Aztec's believe that warriors who died in battle became hummingbirds and butterflies assisting the Gods/Goddesses of Creation. So appropriate for our Veterans. Much gratitude and love. Here's a prayer for all from the Day of the Dead celebrations to honor your Beloveds:
Oh, for so short awhile you have loaned us to each other because we take form in your act of drawing us, and we take life in your painting us, and we breathe in your singing us.
But only for so short awhile have you loaned us to each other. because even a drawing cut in obsidian fades, and the green feathers, the crown feathers of the Quetzal bird lose their color, And even the sounds of the waterfall die out in the dry season.
So, we too, because only for a short while have you loaned us to each other.
Aztec Indian Prayer