Saturday, June 30, 2007

WOW...whadda week...

In some very very good ways. Lots of very very good ways in fact. But there will be changes and new challenges on the work front over the next several months. Let me just share some of the pics the man brought back from his early June trip to Nuiqsut. Truly...this is how I feel right now.



The blanket is made from several sealskins or walrus skins stitched together. Several people encircle and hold the blanket, stretching it taut in unison to the call or chant of a leader.



Jumpers prepare themselves.....



and try to go as high as they can......this custom is said to have originated as a method for spotting prey far away across the sea ice..........it's now used mostly as entertainment and in celebrations for luck or success in the subsistence whale hunts...



the object of the jumper is to continue jumping higher and higher as long as you can without losing your balance. When you do, it's someone else's turn.

Remember..excitement and fear have the exact same chemical response in your body......

2 comments:

Grace Yaskovic said...

no adrenaline rushes for me please, I've had enough!!!

junior_goddess said...

"What happened to the photos?" she whined.