Ponderings of life dropped in the gap separating my emotional and chronological ages.

Location: Comox Valley, British Columbia, Canada

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Elijah being fed by Ravens

Inspired by the painting: “Elijah being fed by Ravens” (1921) By Christian Rohlfs

A naked brown man sits straight in a hard chair; the bones of his square shoulders prominent. Straight arms end in his lap with hands folded over one another. He leans forward, waiting for the raven before him to share his food. Is he a well mannered pet of the bird?
Native beliefs pin the raven as a very clever trickster. Perhaps he has convinced the man that he is not a raven at all, but a thunderbird, a creator. Man waits expectantly to be fed by the mouth of God.


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