The Colors of the Wind

Colors of the wind

Colors of the wind

If we just could silent our mind for a moment, we could realize the infinity of messages that Nature sends to us.  
There is one song of Pocahontas, the famous Disney’s animation, that touches me particularly, as it perfectly describes the state of communion with Nature and the beauty of being part of it.
Pocahontas is an American Indian girl, daughter of the chief of the her village. 

One day, a group of Europeans landed in America with the desire to find gold.
She made friend with an English soldier, but as he called her people “ignorant savage”, immediately she replied that his judgement was unfair: they had just different ways to live the world!

You think you own whatever land you land on
The Earth is just a dead thing you can claim
But I know every rock and tree and creature
Has a life, has a spirit, has a name.

You think the only people who are people
Are the people who look and think like you
But if you walk the footsteps of a stranger
You’ll learn things you never knew you never knew.

Have you ever heard the wolf cry to the blue corn moon
Or asked the grinning bobcat why he grinned?
Can you sing with all the voices of the mountains?
Can you paint with all the colors of the wind?
Can you paint with all the colors of the wind?

Come run the hidden pine trails of the forest
Come taste the sunsweet berries of the Earth
Come roll in all the riches all around you
And for once, never wonder what they’re worth.

The rainstorm and the river are my brothers
The heron and the otter are my friends
And we are all connected to each other
In a circle, in a hoop that never ends.

How high will the sycamore grow?
If you cut it down, then you’ll never know
And you’ll never hear the wolf cry to the blue corn moon

For whether we are white or copper skinned
We need to sing with all the voices of the mountains
We need to paint with all the colors of the wind

You can own the Earth and still
All you’ll own is Earth until
You can paint with all the colors of the wind

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