Friday, June 23, 2017

Solstice Peace Walk Around the Labyrinth

On solstice evening, the community had a peace walk around the labyrinth behind the museum.




It began with a lovely dance by Parvaneh Rowshan in a gorgeous costume from India.



Then, there was a native drummer and singer.


As the crowd made ready to walk the labyrinth, the Rhythm and Song Community Choir from nearby Almonte began to lead them with beautiful, haunting melodies.


And the people walked and meditated.






Sue took some video, and I have put 3 clips together. They show the drummer, the choir, and some walking around the labyrinth. Length: 53 seconds.




It was a lovely summer evening with the winds dying down and the sun coming out after a not so nice day. What a fine way to greet the summer.



7 comments:

Silver Willow said...

very nice event!

Shammickite said...

Lovely! I have walked a few labytrinths, notably one in Florida and one in England.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Indeed a wonderful way to greet summer and, thankfully, Mother Nature was cooperative as well.

Marie Smith said...

Peaceful and lovely. Welcome summer indeed!

Mara said...

I was wondering about the path of the labyrinth, because there seemed to be some dead ends. But you had to walk on the grass and then of course there weren't...

Another little wonder: have you ever thought about singing in a choir? I have heard your voice once or twice and if you can hold a tune, I bet every (male) choir near and far would love to have you sing with them!

Kay said...

What an utterly cool way to celebrate the solstice.

Jenn Jilks said...

What a fun event!
BTW We encountered some Almonte folks on the canoe trek today!