Subject: Re: (non)academic music and gender issues, etc
From: Combat Smurf (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Jul 18 1999 - 09:12:58 EDT
On Sun, 18 Jul 1999, KEVIN AUSTIN wrote:
> Hanna wrote ...
> > The young ones ("sons") fighting against the older ones
> >("fathers"), while later on the young ones get older and institionalized
> >too, etc....
> >Please react!
> >From a recent Pow-Wow outside Montreal ...
> A Half a Blanket
> As retold by Barbara LittleBear
> Many years ago in a village lived a father, his son and his grandson. The
> son's wife dies a few years earlier and from then on, the men took care
> of each other. One spring, the son went on his fishing trip and left the
> grandfather and grandson together. Six weeks after, the son returned with
> a (new) wife.
> All four of them lived together, but as time passed the grandfather and
> the new wife grew distant and things became unpleasant. After some time,
> the wife approached the husband and stated either he had to get rid of
> his father or she would return to her village. He asked for a few nights
> to think about it.
> A few nights later, the father called his son. "Tomorrow as the sun rises
> you take your grandfather deep into the forest and leave him and retrun
> home alone." He gave his son a rolled up blanket to shield the grandfather
> from the cold. The dutiful son rose the next morning and did as he was told.
> Just as the sun was setting the grandson returned home. His father asked
> if he had done as requested, and the grandson answered "Yes father."
> However, the father noticed that his son had a bundle under his arms.
> "Did you give grandfather the blanket?" he asked. "Why yes father, but I
> tore the blanket in half and this half is for you when it is time for me
> to take you into the forest."
> The father told his son, "Tomorrow at sunrise, go back into the forest nd
> bring your grandfather home."
What the blazes has that got to do with feminism?????!!!!!
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