A drum is a voice, alive and with feelings as with any voice.
When it speaks, then we must listen and honour the message with our best and noble selves, for it is a voice with great power and it is a voice that is a gift to us from a greater being. If we do this, then our lives will be full and happy.
If we do not listen but pay disrespect, then our lives will have dishonour.
– Louis W. Ballard, Quapaw-Cherokee