Keeper ‘n Me
Throughout the time I spent reading Keeper ‘n Me,
I continuously found ways
that I related to, both, Keeper and Garnet. By having two main voices, I found that the
story told was deeper than just having one perspective and provided enough information
to clearly understand the full story.
I personally enjoy books that I can relate to and
connect to in some way. By being able to relate, I find that many times I am able to learn
more about myself through another person’s story, fiction or nonfiction.
This was a great
book and I have decided that I would rather hold onto it than get the cash back at the end
of this semester!
Every theme and issue is interconnected, creating the book to be its’ own circle;
throughout the book there is much talk about how life is a circle and you will always
continue to learn and grow. Not only life is a circle, but nature, community, and many
The Medicine Wheel is a part of most tribes, whether or not the animals, or
colors, are different, and the sacredness remains the same. It represents life in the form of
a circle, showing that you always be moving around it and never ending in one place. The
four directions, North, East, West and South represent certain values, have an appointed
animal, color and element. North is the place of Wisdom, giving back to others and the
earth; it is the place of the wounded healer. Typically, the buffalo will be the animal, the
color white and the element Air. This combination of white and buffalo represents the
sacredness of the White Buffalo. South is the place of trust, and realization; usually
depicted as a mouse or coyote, it is the color green or red, and Earth is the element. East