Baru'


Baru', watercolor, 5x7" (12x17 cm.).This lovely male Dalmatian who loves to take a nap near my feet, carries the name of the big volcano here in Panama: "Volcan Baru". Baru' es un Dalmata macho que ama dormirse una siestita cerca de mis pies. El lleva el nombre del famoso volcan aqui en Panama: Volcan Baru'.
Today I learned the story of Jironday, the ancient Indian Chief of the Noble-Bugles, the tribe native to this area of Boquete, in Panama. Jironday (pronounced "Heeronday") was a very wise chief who loved his people very much. He had two heads. When the Europeans came and tried to kill him, he would re-appear every time. They killed him with swords, fire, and germs, but he was reborn again and again. Now he has disappeared for a while, but everybody knows that when the end comes...Jironday will appear again to help his people. Hoy aprendi la historia de Jironday, el viejo jefe indio de la tribu Noble-Bugle, nativa de esta zona de Boquete, en Panama. Jironday era un jefe muy sabio y querido por el pueblo. El tenia dos cabezas. Cuando los Europeos vinieron y trataron de matarlo, el aparecia de nuevo. Trataron de matarlo con cuchillos, con fuego, y con enfermedades, pero el renacia una y otra vez. Ahora ha desaparecido por un tiempo, pero todo el mundo sabe que cuando llegue el final...Jironday aparecera otra vez a ayudar a su gente.