We cannot see light,
Because we see by it.
Perceptions of the pure light
In higher realms
Are not, as in this world,
Passively received impressions
Of material objects…
They are an activity of the subject.
In the beginning…
Star-Boy went about the world
Defending people against their enemies.
Star-Boy was so strong…
He broke all bows of wood
And armed himself with a bone-bow
And a stone war-club.
Star-Boy came to a village of frogs
The Frog-Men poured out of their lodge to greet him.
They set before him food but no water.
“Whoever goes to the water, never returns,” said the Head Frog-Man.
“A great warrior lives there.”
“He has swallowed many of us alive.”
“So now, we thirst.”
Star-Boy, himself was thirsty after his meal.
He went down to the waterside and was swallowed by a Big Fish.
With his bone-knife he slashed at the gills of the Big Fish and cut his way out.
He went back to the Frog-Men and slung the fish carcase at their feet.
“You need thirst no more,” he said.