Pau Wau

Saturday is normally the Weekly Photo Challenge.  Well, this will be challenging since I don’t know what the theme is all about.  I am going to post just the same to throw off some equilibrium in the blogging world.  Naughty, naughty.

Pow… Pow… Wow.. Wow.  Put it together.  Pow Wow.

Pow Wow is a gathering of Aboriginal First Nations and non-aboriginals.   It is steep with legend and tradition.  We had a First Nation celebration on September 21, 2013 as part of the Reconciliation, Walk with us.

This is the dance of Metamorphosis of a Butterfly.  The colourful shawl is the wings of the butterfly.

Butterfly

Butterfly

She danced to the beat of the drum.  Slowly as she emerged from her cocoon.

Gradually her feet moved two slow steps.  As she transformed into a butterfly, the steps criss-cross, legs started to jump and opened her wings to show her true self.  A metamorphosis of beauty.

The Flight of the Butterfly

The Flight of the Butterfly

At the end of the show, we were invited to learn the dance and performed the dance with her.  Okay, easy peasy.

Let me try.

Let me try.

That’s me in red shoes with my two nieces.  Not showing you how I tripped when my feet got all tangled.  I must say it was fun.

The day I took the children to Pau Wau will be told and retold to their siblings, cousins, friends and hopefully to their future family. The story of the First Nation will remain in history forever as we continue the dance to healing and metamorphosis to a beautiful butterfly – ad infinitum.

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