This YouTube video just makes my heart feel good. My people are from the Smokies, so far up the hollers that you can see someone coming for 2 miles or so and they cross 3 county and 2 state lines in that last 2 miles of 2 track. This video takes me home.
Reggie Duke recorded and posted this video of his visit to the Smokies. I usually visit every spring, a ritual that has been part of my life for the past 30+ years, but this spring, I didn’t get to visit.
Thanks to Reggie and YouTube, this is my virtual visit, and I’m sharing it with you.
Reggie set his beautiful photos to the music of one of my favorite Native artist groups, Walela, a group of three exceptionally talented, spiritual Cherokee women.
You can see more of Walela here:
A medley here:
Watch, listen and wash your spirit clean…..