We had a very special time at Gathering of Nations yesterday in Albuquerque. Incredible dancing, gorgeous regalia, and unusual crafts from all over the Americas.
The atmosphere manages to be festive, exciting, and down home at the same time. It’s a pleasure to be there even if it is the hard seats of the Pit!
And many tiny intimate moments in the crowd lend themselves to haiku:
pow wow dancer
in feathered headdress
checks his cell phone
hand mirror glace,
the jungle dancer takes
one last stitch
Photo from Wikipedia, which has an unusually informative article.