Thomas Doty – Storyteller

Snake

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As he rose out of the night, he grabbed his tail in his mouth and made a circle. And slowly -- very slowly -- he shed his skin and gently made the dawn, all red and orange. He shed his skin again and midday was full of blue sky. Another skin made a beautiful sunset with more colors than the people had ever imagined. And at night, when darkness returned, Snake shed one more skin. He watched from a distance as the people slept in their houses. The people dreamed of Snake rising again in the dawn, and when Snake returned, a new day began.

– From Sun and Stories Come into the World Together.