Stariway to the Sky
The American West was once a new world to its first inhabitants. Their creation stories often begin in a world under ours. In one such story [Hopi] the Ant People led humans to kivas, fed us, and taught us to sprout beans in the fire-warmed kivas during the winter so they would be ready to plant when the earth warmed again.The kiva is a metaphor for our bonds to this new upper world that sustains us. Climb the ladder and wait for the clouds to bring rain to the land.