“The Wise Man believes profoundly in silence – the sign of a perfect equilibrium. Silence is the absolute poise or balance of body, mind and spirit. The man who preserves his selfhood ever calm and unshaken by the storms of existence – not a leaf, as it were, astire on the tree, not a ripple upon the surface of the shinning pool – his, in the mind of the unlettered sage, is the ideal attitude and conduct of life. Silence is the cornerstone of character.”
Ohiyesa (Charles Alexander Eastman) – Wahpeton Santee Sioux
Bas Relief in PS
Original photo taken at the Shakopee Mdewakanton Wacipi August 15th, 2009.