YUKATANDI (For those of you who know me, Anni, you’ll know that this story has deep significance for me…)
The Eagle s’ glory is explained in this telling early 1990s excerpt – Wisdom – from the wonderful television series Northern Exposure – Marilyn Whirlwind [Played by Elaine Miles] explains about the Eagle and how the Eagle was not always the Eagle. It’s name was Yukatandi, the talker.
“The Eagle wasn’t always the Eagle. The Eagle, before it became the Eagle, was Yukatandi, the talker.
Yukatandi talked and talked. It talked so much it heard only itself – not the River, not the Wind, not even the Wolf.
The Raven came and said, “The Wolf is hungry.
If you stop talking you’ll hear him, the Wind too, and when you hear the Wind, You’ll fly”.
The Eagle stopped talking and became its’ Nature.
The Eagle soared … and its’ flight said all it needed to say.”