Daily Micro: Yesterday’s Visionaries in Today’s World ~ Simon Pokagon

Acknowledging Simon Pokagon (Potawatomie)

For I said;

“Often in the stillness of the night, when all nature seems asleep about me, there comes a gentle rapping at the door of my heart. I open it; and a voice inquires, “Pokagon, what of your people? What will their future be?”

My answer is: “Mortal man has not the power to draw aside the veil of unborn time to tell the future of his race. That gift belongs of the Divine alone. But it is given to him to closely judge the future by the present, and the past.”

And to look at the present, the entirety of the present, the children, the animals, the skies, the water, the natural elements, I see a world that conforms to the prophecies of our people.

And when I look to the past, to the entirety of the past, the children, the animals, the skies, the water, the natural elements, I see a world that conforms to the prophecies of our people.

And to the future, when I look to the future, I see, based on the present and the past, the children, the animals, the skies, the water, the natural elements, I see a world that conforms to the prophecies of our people.

~ Stephen J. Bergstrom

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