30 August 2010

Of rock paintings, Ewoks and Boba Fett the Evangelizer

Entries have bee sparse of late. 2 weeks ago I lead a expedition to the BWCA up the Nina Moose and into Lac La Croix. Then the weekend following I ended up painting an entire house and attending a picnic in the Grand Cities. Of course you could point the finger at me- as a blogger you should be writing about those things. And eventually I will. Just not all right now. In fact I've got to get the bike adventure finished before I begin the canoe voyage saga. But in this entry you will hear enough about those days to be satisfied.
While out in the wilderness we came across some pictographs which you see above. This are the pictographs you can find on Rocky Lake, which is accessible via the Little Sioux Indian or Moose River North entry points. They are nothing like the ones just a few miles away on Lac La Croix. No discernible figures here except for perhaps a representation of a deity (the crosses).
The set at Rocky Lake don't get much attention. I found very little even suggesting their existence. But sure enough they are there and don't even seem like pictographs if you have seen the ones on Hegman or Crooked or even Kawishiwi River. So here I am giving these a little attention.
Theories abound about the meaning of these paintings. Some say they represent dreams, others say they mark tribal territory, and even others suggest they describe constellations. Whatever they mean the sure a interesting to find out in the wilderness and ponder how these lakes were like hundreds of years ago.


 On the way back from painting a house, I ad libbed a rather funny conversation between 2 guys right after the 2nd Death Star was destroyed (We're talking Star Wars, Return of the Jedi.) They were glad the Empire had been defeated but questioned whether the Jedi or new Senate would be any better. These guys both happened to be followers of Jesus and felt the Jedi would just bring Buddhist ideals to the galaxy which made them a bit unhappy because they felt God was more powerful than that impersonal thing called "the force."
Their conversation then lead to discussing Christianity throughout the galaxy. To which one guy spoke about a break off group of Ewoks who became Christians and started a church on Dantuween. He visited the church once and enjoyed the special blend of coffee the Christian Ewoks crafted with a special bark additive.
This guy continues with a story of how Jabba's Gamorrean Guards survive the skiff accident and become Christians and start a monastery out of Jabba's Palace. Their ministry involves spamming the Gospel across the universe.
These same Gamorreans find a nearly dead Boba Fett and bring back to health. Boba has lost an arm and a leg but ends up giving his life to Christ and becoming an evangelist who speaks to googleplexes and reconciles with Han Solo.
Pretty strange stuff but highly imaginative.

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