Seawoman looked towards the sea as she wept.
She was afraid that death had completed the vows she had kept.
Weeks had passed since her husband had gone.
He told Seawoman he would return the next dawn.
She waited and waited, standing still by the shore.
As each day departed, sorrow tore at her heart’s core.
Seawoman asked the wise owl to look.
When owl returned, he said, “I’m sorry” I could not find the path your husband took.”
She became desperate and asked the orca whale.
But, he too came back with nothing. He too had failed.
As Seawoman looked out towards the sea, Raven swooped down with news to answer her plea.
You have found my husband. Please tell me its true.
Raven said yes, now let me tell you. He was taken there by Mother Nature’s hand.
My vision said he will return in one season. That is why has taken so long. That is the reason.
Seawoman’s eyes were wide. She never did blink. When she bent down and kissed Ravens kind beak.
This hand carved totem is made of old growth Native yellow cedar grown deep in the rain forests of Southeast Alaska.
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Due to the handmade nature of this item, no two pieces are identical, coloration and approximate sizing may vary.