Arnold Herrera, Cochiti Pueblo
I joined about 40 other folks to experience the wit and wisdom of Cochiti Pueblo elder Arnold Herrera at his afternoon presentation in the main Library recently. Arnold and his sons are skilled drum makers, storyteller and keepers of the traditions. Mr. Herrera has led several drum-making Earth Walks retreats over the years. Here’s a couple of his comments:
The only people that don’t make mistakes are those who don’t do anything. (From his Dad)
The drum is the heartbeat of the earth and once you believe that, the miracles start happening. If you don’t believe, you are just wasting your time.
Enjoy this autumn day, 2022