I just saw this on my friend Kathie’s blog ChosenPerspectives and I had to pass it on. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Every year, during the Onam festival, the Western residents in Amma‘s ashram in Amritapuri, India, create and perform a dance. It always contains a large group of people and many different segments. This year, for the first time, my daughter and son danced together during one of those segments. I haven’t seen the performance yet but I have seen some photographs. I am so proud of them.
(BTW, plays and dances in Amritapuri are always done barefoot.)
This week’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Dance brought two set’s of photographs to mind.
I took the first set in February, when I went on a nature walk at Loon Lake in British Columbia. The photos are of a downed tree. It seemed to me that one of pictures made it look like the trunk was spinning, as in a whirling dervish.
The second set was from last December when I was in India watching a storm approaching. It was “ready to rumble.”
Photo and lyrics are from an Onam dance in Amma‘s ashram in Amritapuri, India.
Though the rain may fall in the midst of a storm
The sun will lay upon the earth her blanket of warmth
This is the tempo to which nature plays her years
And through this progression a rainbow appears