Navajo Blessing

By Paul Anderson, Journey Photographer

Under a magenta infused darkening sky the Totem Pole was driven down miles of county and dirt roads until a house appeared nestled amongst cottonwoods. This was the home of a Navajo family – friends of the “House of Tears Carvers.”

After several minutes of greetings and the giving of traditional gifts, the Navajo man in the old form of the Navajo language blessed the Totem and prayed for the safety of the travelers.

Navajo Blessing