The Cherokees say the hawk brings with its spirit, the gift of illumination—his keen sight—the ability to see the whole of things down to the tiniest detail. The hawk is a messenger bird. He comes to remind us of who we are and our duty to answer the call.
In a great field, the hawk’s vision is sharp and clear. He need strike his prey but once—surely and swiftly. Eyes on the prize, always aware of his surroundings but never distracted by them.
This is the way of the hawk.
I have been marked.