“The Blessingway [Hózhójí] holds historical precedence over all of the other chants, being given to the Earth Surface People shortly after the Emergence into this world.” From Hanksville and Karen Strom
Tonight, we sang like coyotes until the small dog sang with us. “I have come upon it, I have come upon a blessing,” say the singers. Last night, jokes and stories told about your father, by your father through you, about a cat and a medicine show. “People, my relatives, I have come upon blessing,” say the singers. We smile together when the small dog smiles. Before us is blessing, behind us is blessing, above us, all around us, as we howl and laugh, the 12 word song is filled in with pollen, and crushed petals, and cornmeal, singing blessingway through us.