Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Rock Men . . .

If you don't know what an inukshuk is your not from the Great White North - or haven't travel extensively on the back roads of Drummond Island recently.

An inukshuk (or inuksuk, plural inuksuit) is a statue, made of few stones, resembling a cross-like figure - human like, with two separate legs. They have been erected by the Inuit, Inupiat, Kalaallit, Yupik, and other peoples of the Arctic region of North America, from Alaska to Greenland. 
They represent safety, hope and friendship.

These days, they are erected by fans, tourist, artist and traveler. There is even an Inukshuk Landed Canadian Mission to Mars in the planning stages. Thanks to the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games they are now recoginized worldwide.

A powerful symbol of home and life's journey.

May you all find your way home safely this week, on the road or in your heart, and give thanks for life's many blessings.

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