Friday, October 23, 2009

Maori Proverb

I took this sunset photo in Cape Cod one year when my friend Lana and I were there on a trip. I love sunrise and sunset photos. It was just beautiful that evening, and it was my first trip to Cape Cod. Today it reminded me of one of my favorite quotes. You know... all of us have difficult times to go through and this quote may help us through.

The quote is by the Maori...it's a Maori proverb actually. The Maori are native to New Zealand. "Aotearoa" is the Maori name for the country of New Zealand. The literal translation of Aotearoa is "land of the long white cloud". I think that their language is just beautiful and it is one of many that is almost lost.
The proverb is very simply this.........
Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.
I hope you all have a nice day!
Yvonne

3 comments:

Vicki W said...

That is an amazing photo!

yvonne said...

Thanks so much Vicki. It was such a beautiful day that day on Cape Cod and this beach was where the Pilgrims first landed. It was nice and cool and just beautiful!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Nice photo and I love that proverb! I've copied it into my quote book for future enjoyment. Thanks Y!!