The Ninth Annual BareBones Halloween Extravaganza
Our story this year was inspired by the southwest myth of The Bone Gatherer, a crane who wanders the earth, collecting bones until she finds even the smallest bone - the tiniest tip of the wolf's tail - over which she dances and calls forth the energies of life.
Of course, we added some of our own observations of the world into the mix.
During the performance, a group of people near the creek created a sacred space to feed and entertain Hungry Ghosts, or forgotten ancestors, with food , music, and ritual. We invited the audience to come to the creek after the performance to leave a gift or write a message to those they honored. In so many traditions the harvest is a time of thinning veils between the dimensions of the living and the dead. The spirits are near to us.
We honored the beautiful spirit of Carolyn McNeil, a dear friend of ours who entered her new life that summer. We also honored the spirit of Paul Wellstone, a peacemaker among us.
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