Tired of Eternity

Performance and Installation on stage at the Palm Springs Art Museum

March 2020

Lewis deSoto, “Tired of Eternity, A Conversation with Coyote,” Performances at Palm Springs Art Museum, March 2020

Lewis deSoto becomes the mythical Coyote of North America. Coyote is derived from Coyotl, the Nahuatl language of the indigenous people of Central America. In Southern California Cahuilla stories, Coyote is an immortal being from the beginning of time.

The book, “Tired of Eternity,” is an autobiography of the life of Coyote. Written largely in third person and in many different styles, including chapters consisting entirely of mathematics and physics equations, the book takes on large questions about the origin of humanity and its place in the larger galactic community of worlds filled with intelligent life.

Coyote meets with host of "Deep Canyon Conversations," Gerald Clarke (Cahuilla) where he outlines his role as a first officer in a galactic space faring vessel from the inner Milky Way galaxy. This ship is loaded with the “seeds,” DNA, of humans and other creatures. Coyote stays on to observe the evolution of humanity. He poses the idea that no matter the myth or religion, science reproduces itself exactly from world to world. He reads an excerpt that speaks to the long journey from the galactic core in a quantum drive ship of gigantic proportions.

The book "Tired of Eternity" is available for purchase from and Magnolia Editions Press.

Episode 1 Travels of Isil

Episode 2 Coyote and the dying man

Episode 3 Coyote and Raven