- The Apache believed that the gila’s breath could kill a man
- The Tohono O’Odham and the Pima believed that it possessed a spiritual power that could cause sickness
- The Seri and the Yaquai believed that the Gila monster’s hide had healing properties
The ring was
three times too small for a finger,
even a piece of string could not go through it!
So I asked her,
Woman, why have you sold or given me this ring?
Nunlike she bobbed her white head-scarf chastisingly,
black eyes, black under her eyes, she said,
Something is being taken away.
You must keep seeing: everything
must be turned to love that is not love.
going in to death,
can you do it: love
something that was there that is being taken away.
— Jean Valentine
(photo: schiaparelli gloves)
(photo: Lucille – Dakota maiden 1907 (E. S. Curtis))
Love among the Zulu people was a very private matter. A traditional woman would never say “yes I love you.”
Love must always be kept secret.
Love messages are transmitted in a most confidential manner, i.e. through beads. Traditional Zulu women always respect their husbands and believe that if they want anything they may write a letter made from beads to pass the message. They are normally made by young girls when they first lean the beading from their old sisters or mothers.
Here are some clues to understanding the meaning of the colors used in the various messages:
(text from here)
Apotheosis was classed as an avant-garde movie, or was at least meant to be. Or something like that. It showed John and Yoko dressed in black capes and hoods driving to the Suffolk village of Lavenham. While there, they filmed a hot-air balloon taking off and followed it as it travelled through the sky. Then comes some views of the snow covered fields and then the screen just becomes blankly-white.