photography by jmbusch

Everything an Indian
does is in a circle, and
that is because the Power
of the World is in circles,
and everything tries to
be round … the sky is
round and I have heard
that the earth is round
like a ball and so are all
the stars. The wind, in its
power, whirls. Birds make
their nests in circles, for
theirs is the same religion
as ours. The sun
comes forth and goes
down again in a circle.
The moon does the same,
and both are round. Even
the seasons form a great
circle in their changing,
and always come back
again to where they
were. The life of man is
a circle from childhood
to childhood, and so it
is in everything where
power moves.

- Black Elk,
Oglala Sioux Elder