TREAT LYON original contemporary
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|...in the Land of Ammaze,
there was a Tribe of People. They lived in a Very Big Cave on
the banks of a Very Big River that emptied out into the nearby
Very Big Ocean.
The Cave, as they called it, was very spacious.
The ceiling was much higher than anyone
could jump up and touch, even the tallest among them, or even
the Tribe's Head Woman, who was at least a head taller than even
the tallest man.
Not the Medicine Keeper, the Strong Man,
the Hunting Woman, or the Storyteller - but then, he was over
a hundred turns old and wouldn't want to try such a thing, anyway.
The People, as they called themselves,
lived a happy life.
They hunted and played and laughed and
sang; they planted, cultivated, harvested, enjoyed bright summers
and stored plenty of food for the long cold winters; they had
games and contests and tale-tellings, and gatherings with neighboring
They shared and created and traded many
beautiful objects and skills. In short, they prospered in a full
and abundant fashion.
What was really wonderful about them
was that, even though there were so many of them living in the
Cave, they all knew each other well. They loved and respected
each other, and held only the best wishes for not only each other,
but anyone with whom they came into contact.
When a child was born, it was greeted with
song and dance and joyful best wishes for a beautiful, bountiful,
generous life. It was held and loved, taught and guided, gradually
given more and more to do that was more and more refined and
important to the Tribe's survival and ability to thrive.
There were no fights, no arguments, no
ill feelings. How can this be, one might ask?
It was that there was always a feeling
of loving respect and wanting only the best for the other person,
and a deep reverence for the Spirit of All that resides in everyone
and all the rest of the world around them.
They shared and discussed each others dreams;
they worked together harmoniously in singing joy, no matter how
tedious or difficult the task.
They took pride in what they did, and were
generous with all they had.
They loved and carefully tended each other
and their world with deep reverence and respect.
for all Land of Ammaze images.
Questions were patiently answered, always
with the end in mind that this quester only wanted to be and
have the highest, widest, most beautiful life possible. No-one
was ever lonely, or intruded upon if they wanted alone-time.
Loving, kind, generous help and support
on all levels was always there for everyone, be it baby, child,
adult or Elder. There was much joy and contentment and satisfaction
in their lives, and wherever the People went, they spread their
love like fairy dust with every thought, word, act or object
Where is this world now?, we might ask.
Well, neither it nor the People went anywhere. It's still there.
We can find it in our hearts, every day, all day, all night,
all year, our whole lives long.
©2000 Angela Treat