“The ideal supplement for your introductory aging or social gerontology courses, Worlds of Difference, Third Edition, is the only book for undergraduates that addresses the diversity of aging experiences in society by race, gender and social class. “The virtue of this book is that it makes a multicultural, systems of inequality approach to the study of aging accessible to students and it does so by letting people from privileged as well as disadvantaged perspectives speak for themselves”…. Robin Moremen, Northern Illinois University.”
Chapter 23: The Day the Crows Stopped Talking
The Day the Crows Stopped Talking
I remember the day they found Sky dead. I was thirty-eight and I had already lived a lifetime. It was Smitty and Gray Buck that found her over by the tribal hall. Shrouded in a protective fence of oak trees, her neck had been broken and she lay crumpled. Like the oak trees, she'd never been able to bend with the wind.
Many big, black crows live in those oak trees. They talk throughout the day. Sometimes they gossip about us with visiting crows from other reservations. It is wise never to talk under the oak trees. One never knows to whom they tell our secrets. The crows cannot be trusted.
When they're not gossiping, ...