Bring a Little Kokopelli In
Kokopelli! Today Id like to tell you about a special person. He's a joyful little person that brings happiness to countless people throughout the Southwest, and the world. Nobody truly knows if Kokopelli is real, or simply a fanciful embodiment of peoples hopes and dreams. Yet he brings laughter, joy, and music wherever he resides.
For many generations, back as far as the Native Americans of our great land can remember, the flute player has been the keeper of music, fertility and agricultural abundance. The little humpbacked flute player is found dancing joyfully amongst the petroglyphs recorded by the ancients. Yet even today, he plays his happy music and dances playfully into the hearts of the Southwest.
There are many beliefs and stories associated with our little friend, and several cultures include him in their lore.
Apparently, for this reason, in addition to his winning personality, he has been adopted as a universal symbol of joy throughout the Southwestern U.S. You can find him adorning clothing, sculptures and other artwork depict the character, and theres even a bicycle trail stretching from Colorado to Utah thats named after him.
In your Southwestern Dream Home, you may wish to include him as a sculpture, or as a figure placed on the exterior of your home (something I call
.) He could grace your bedroom, on the bedding, or in the bath. Often, the deity is included as a design on Native American
, so you may find him at the
Cameron Trading Post
, or other places such items might be found.
Wherever you see him, he is sure to bring joy into your life, so bring a little Kokopelli into your home and experience the joy.