How would you live your life if your heritage was honor, pride, and ancestral wisdom?
The World Championship Hoop Dance Contest brings culture, creative expression, and competition to it’s venue. It also brings a glimpse into the heart of Native American lifestyle.
The rhythmic chanting, pounding of the drums, and the flute playing in the distance invites you into their world…for a moment. The dances tell the story of another time when they were hunters, and still had time for comical versions of family life, and the braided and beaded clothing depict family pride. What grabs my soul is the little girl who listens attentively to her grandfather with a bond that is seen in her eyes, and the Five-time World Champion who shares ideas and guidance to the younger generation. It is they who bring wisdom and the understanding that preservation of their heritage is, by far, more important then the win.
So I wonder…is it the eyes that are the windows to the soul, or its it the soul that brings light to the eyes?
You decide. I already have.
PS. The little girl nailed it.
Daily Post: Heritage