The Sacred White Buffalo
By Melissa Bradshaw
Native American folklore deemed this majestic creature as a symbol of abundance, purity and divine intervention.
As we began our journey to our new life in Los Cabos, MX, we couldn't help but feel a mixture of excitement and apprehension. The unfamiliarity of many things has at times overwhelmed us, reminding us of the importance of signs and symbols that would guide our path. One day, as we were driving through Colorado, we stumbled upon a lone white Buffalo grazing in a distant meadow. We noticed a photographer taking pictures of the buffalo and stopped. He mentioned that he had waited for this moment for a very long time.
It is rare that a buffalo travels alone, mind you a sacred white buffalo. He mentioned how fortunate we were to “stumble” upon the scene. Native American folklore deemed this majestic creature as a symbol of abundance, purity and divine intervention. Its rarity held an inherent power to bring peace and prosperity to the land.
In that profound moment, we found solace, knowing that our journey to Los Cabos was blessed and that we were on the right path towards a fulfilling and prosperous new beginning.
Editor's note:Bradshawis a local arts educator expanding her curriculum internationally through a partnership between the State of South Carolina and Mexico. Follow along as she shares her adventures withCharleston Grit.