Dancing Together

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.)

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Dance

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.”

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Rainbows in Many Forms

 

 

 

Rainbow mountains in China’s Danxia Landform Geological Park.

 

Photo and lyrics are from an Onam dance in Amma‘s ashram in Amritapuri, India.

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 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

 

Solidarity
In love, in faith, in honesty
Hearts beating together as One;
Amma’s vision

 

In love, in faith, in honesty
Amma’s children in unison
Seven colors uniting as One
A rainbow alliance of love
Amma’s vision

 

Article originally written for April 2015 PNW GreenFriends Newsletter

 

Photos:

Cindy Knoke

Eric Ewing

Rebeka Rhoden

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