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In traditional American Indian societies, water was viewed as a sacred element. Water was important for purification, for healing, and for the maintenance of harmony with the world. Water was often seen as symbolizing humility as water seeks out the lowest levels. Young people learned about the importance of persistence by listening to the many stories about water and by observing the actions of water in streams and lakes. Shown below are some photographs of water.

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Lake 3803 photo DSCN3803.jpg

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Welcome to Street Prophets Saturday, an open thread. How do you feel about water? Do you find it peaceful to sit on a beach or on the bank of a river? And, since this is an open thread: What have you been working on, thinking about, reading, watching, eating, or drinking?

And, what’s for dinner?

Originally posted to Street Prophets on Sat May 03, 2014 at 01:06 PM PDT.

Also republished by Shutterbugs, DK GreenRoots, Pink Clubhouse, and PaganKos.

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