Thomas Builds-the-Fire closed his eyes and told this story:
“I remember when I had this dream that told me to go to Spokane, to stand by the falls in the middle of the city and wait for a sign. I knew I had to go there but I didn’t have a car. Didn’t have a license. I was only thirteen. So I walked all the way, took me all day, and I finally made it to the falls. I stood there for an hour waiting. Then your dad came walking up. ‘What the hell are you doing here? He asked me. I said, ‘waiting for a vision.’ Then your father said, ‘All you’re going to get here is mugged.’ So he drove me to Denny’s, bought me dinner, and then drove me home to the reservation. For a long time I was mad because I thought my dreams had lied to me. But they didn’t. Your dad was my vision. ‘Take care of each other’ is what my dreams were saying. ‘Take care of each other. Sherman Alexie, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven

spokane falls 2 1-19-15 U

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2 Responses to

  1. Di Anne Lewis says:

    Great photo to go with Thomas Builds-the-Fire’s story which I love!

  2. Barb Estinson says:

    Excellent story and photo!

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