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WHAT’S IN A NAME ?

- 25 March 2013, 07:03

WAN

A little American Indian boy asked
his father, the big chief of the tribe,
“Father, why is it that we always have long names, while the white men have
short names like Bill , Tex or Sam?”

His father replied, “My son, our names represent a symbol, a sign, or a poem in our culture; not like the white men who live all together and merely repeat their names from generation to generation.

For example, your sister’s name is Small Romantic Moon Over The Lake
because on the night she was born, there was a beautiful moon reflected in the lake.

Then there’s your brother, White Horse of the Prairies, because he was
born on a day that the big white horse who gallops over the prairies appeared near our camp and is a symbol of our capacity to live and the life force of our people. It’s really very simple and easy to understand.

Do you have any other questions for me, Little Broken Condom Made In China?”


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