Sioux Death Song

Having a death song
no fear in the walking on
great mystery lives

When someone passes away, many Native people say that they do not die, but instead “walk on.” This implies a continuation of a journey rather than an endpoint on a linear path.

Bronze statue “Santee Death Song” by Dave Buffington 1977
overlay on prairie image by hosynth from Pixabay 

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