Daily Writing for Harjo and Silko

In the Bill Moyers interview, Joy Harjo defines the "native mind" and links her view of native ideas to a layering of worlds and to a "landscape of timelessness" (161). Throughout the interview, she illustrates her points through her conversations about her spirit muses, including an old Creek Indian and horses, and seems to demonstrate layered worlds, timelessness, and even time immemorial [when animals and humans talked with each other] in her poem, "Autobiography." Paula Gunn Allen furthers the conversation in her italicized introduction to the Yellow Woman stories when she suggests that the "sacred and the ordinary are perceived as a seamless whole" (210), while Leslie Marmon Silko uses the term "time immemorial" and illustrates the concept in her own Yellow Woman story(221) . Present specific examples from Silko's story that illustrate how Silko seamlessly links the sacred and the ordinary by incorporating notions of time immemorial, timelessness, or layered worlds/realities. [Please note that I connected these terms with "or"; you do not have to discuss all three of them.]