Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Quote from Tracy Lett's "August: Osage County"

Conversation between Johnna and Jean in Tracy Lett's August: Osage County:
Johnna: When a Cheyenne baby is born, their umbilical cord is dried and sewn into this pouch. Turtles for girls, lizards for boys. And we wear it for the rest of our lives. 

Jean: Wow. 

Johnna: Because if we lose it, our souls belong nowhere and after we die our souls will walk the Earth looking for where we belong.

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