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Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Kokopelli is a mythical creature and his likeness is found all over the south western United States. Almost every home in my neighborhood has a Kokopelli symbol on something or the other. I asked my neighbors, most of whom are senior citizens, what they thought Kokopelli was known for and they all had the same answer:  Good Luck. That gave me a chuckle.

I had been seeing Kokopelli for years, and I wondered what exactly Kokopelli was all about. After I got diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, I thought that with his stooped posture that he might have been a Parkie. So, I did what any middle-aged geek would do and I Googled it. Every article I could find on Kokopelli all said the same thing. He was a fertility god, he brought babies to the village maidens.

With that knowledge in mind, I began to see just where Kokopelli was featured and I chuckled often.  There is a Casino with a kissable Kokopelli featured prominently at the entrance. I guess that's so money reproduces (probably the Casino's). There is a Kokopelli at a funeral home (not sure who or what is reproducing there, but I don't want to find out).  There are Kokopelli's on ashtrays, coffee mugs, t-shirts, hats and even restaurant menu's and golf balls.  

So, as you can see, when I walk around my neighborhood and see all the Kokopelli's, I have to laugh that the only houses that don't have any visible ones are the two houses which actually produced babies in 2011.  

And yes, we have a couple Kokopelli's in our home, too. For Good Luck, of course! 

Thank you for reading this story, I hope you enjoyed it. This is just one of a hundred stories in my book, Parkinson's Humor - Funny Stories about My Life with Parkinson's Disease. Please consider purchasing a copy from or your favorite online book seller. Thank you and have a Happy Parkie Day!


  1. Kokopelli is the Cosmic Whistleblower; he left the earth at the end of the third sun to return at the end of the fifth sun in the 104,000 year Aztec Sun Stone Calender. This calender at the fifth sun ends on December 21, 2012. The native peoples of Amerika call this the end of the "white" world which is followed by the great awakening; a thousand years of peace when reason reigns over the world.

  2. I have PD and a Kokopelli tattoo!

  3. All my hubby needs is the flute, because he is stooped just like that! Terrie