Monday, October 04, 2004

The earth dances

Much of indian mythology and tradition centers around the superstitions of the earth. Imagine an early indian experiencing the kind of catastrophic events that we are currently experiencing with the hurricanes in Florida, the eruptions of Mount St. Helens and the flooding in other parts of the world. It would be unsettling to him as he would not have a scientific basis on which to base it. But his culture has adapted the dance as a way to explain the rythym of what is going on.
The culture of the indian is very colorful wherever one goes. As they use the dyes of plants in their artwork, they appreciate the land of which they are from. It has been a struggle to make a decent living but I appreciate the hard work that they do. I am sure that if an indian was to face the type of weather events that our people on earth have experienced, the artwork would have reflected it well.
Let the rythymn of the earth continue on.

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