Although Turtle is a trickster of the highest order, it is true also that Turtle may be tricked. When this happens €”when the trickster’s trickster is tricked €”you may be sure the world has tipped out of balance.
Every year along the southeastern and gulf state coastlands of the U.S., females of several sea turtle species such as the loggerhead turtle, the green sea turtle, Ridley’s turtle, and the leatherback, their bellies full of eggs, approach land from the Gulf and the Atlantic Ocean, flapping through the water like short-billed birds. Migrations begin in March and, one species following another, last through September (1). Continue reading “Cosmic Turtles, Part Four”