Good Sunday morning – hmmm well, it’s 6 minutes away from afternoon, let me fix this.
Good Sunday afternoon ladies and gentlemen! How has your weekend been thus far? Mine has been great!
This week has had its ups and downs. For instance, a down was my doc suggesting strongly that I avoid walking as much as possible (and do my elliptical trainer instead) and that I should definitely avoid walking on the beach.
HA! As if. But I will curtail the walks on the beach. The weather has been cooling off – as you can see here:
With the change in weather comes more wind and more wind means more water rushing up on the sand. It means, in the long run, that the sand is firmer and easier to walk on. So, minimal, but not stopping. I will do all it takes to slow the degeneration in my back EXCEPT stay off the beach, it is too good for my mental health.
It also means fewer people on the beach:
This week I saw some fascinating things and had to take pictures of them. Starting with this:
This weekend we went to the Native American Harvest Festival and Pow wow at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology. It was wonderful! The music was very soul stirring and the energy was just amazing. Unfortunately, Peter didn’t feel that way about the Pow wow itself but he did truly like the workshop we took. Pow wow etiquette dictated that I wasn’t allowed to take pictures of anything but the Grand Entrance and I will share a few of them with you. Unfortunately, people kept getting in my way.
Those were the most fascinating of the dancers at the Pow wow and the Grand Entrance is the only time I was allowed to take pictures. I had a fabulous full length photo of a beautiful jingle dress but out of respect for the woman wearing it, I won’t post it here.
As I said, we attended a workshop. It was about Native American mandalas. Mandala is a Sanskrit word meaning circle and the Native Americans take it to mean the circle of life, usually. For some it is about our life journey and for others it’s hung for healing. They hang them in their houses for protection Moses, our teacher, told us. We made ones in the shape of shields.
And that makes me done folks! I hope you have a wonderful rest of the weekend and I will go put my feet up and relax. I’m in a breathtaking amount of pain today.
In the next couple days I will have some exciting news! Be sure to pay attention, you’ll want to!