Bless Me, Ultima Excerpt

By Rudolfo Anaya

For anyone looking for a book to add to their read list, I would recommend this one. The following paragraph is incredibly poignant.

‘A wise man listens to the voice of the earth, Antonio. He listens because the weather the winds bring will be his salvation or his destruction. Like a young tree bends with the wind, so a man must bow to the earth – It is only when man grows old and refuses to admit his earth-tie and dependence on mother nature that the powers of mother nature will turn upon him and destroy him, like the strong wind cracks an old, dry tree. It is not manly to blame our mistakes on the bomb or any other thing. It is we who misuse the earth and must pay for our sins.’