I enjoyed the myth of the Yellow woman and in the story told in our text took place in a modern setting but the structure of the tale itself is ancient. It is interesting that the myth can take place in both in the past and present. It is a different way of thinking than we are used to with Western thinking. It allow more of a personal interaction with the mythical figures and gods which I think is very important to Native American traditions and the circular way that time occurs. Which is why wise elders are considered closer to the spirit world than a middle aged one, also young children are thought to be closer to it as well. It just is a different way to view your loved ones and ancestors watching over you like Western faiths tend to view a heaven like place for the dead to watch over their loved ones but they can not interact with them. In this faith style the ancestors can aid and guide their descendants with their life paths.
When we were told that the woman in the story is the yellow woman from the past and also in the present it made be question if she would be considered a reincarnation of her or just her taking on new forms?