I am a diehard Longmire fan. I’m especially moved by some of the Native American scripting that details stories, quotes and lore. In tonight’s episode, Henry Standing Bear had a conversation with 80 year-old Ada Black Kettle about keeping a secret. She assured him that he needn’t worry then asked him, “What did the first warrior say to the Great Spirit?” Her query was given in order to make a point. Henry answered through his developing tears with this quote:
The first warrior looked out on the land that was his Home.
He saw the hills
And the stars
And he was happy.
For giving him his home, the first warrior told the Great Spirit
That he would fight and win many battles in His honor.
But the Great Spirit said, “No, do not fight for me.
Fight for your tribe,
Fight for the family born to you,
Fight for the brothers you find.”
“Fight for them,” the Great Spirit said, “for they are your Home.”
So, who is your Home?
When you’ve answered that question for yourself, remember to fight for them. ~ RDK
[feature image from the A&E Longmire show website; quote from the Longmire script of "The Great Spirit" episode, aired 7-15-2013]