Friday, May 4, 2007

Warriors of Peace

The Moriori may not have been warriors in the traditional sense, considering they were peaceful people, but they hunted prolifically and held on to their pre-peaceful legends and songs, carving them into the trees. These wooden planks decorated a spirit house in the Chathams --- aren't they beautiful? It's disconcerting that the rest of the world is having a very difficult time metamorphosing their warrior spirit into one of patience and love like the Moriori did, but it's a Truth in humanity, I guess.

Sadly, the Moriori are no more.

And that is what the book is about. (Well, that and an adventurous young woman with really good spear-throwing skills.)

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