What to Wear?
Haley, Kaya'aton'my', Kirsten, Lanie, Melody, 2 or more
Searching for Ideas![The photos are on the dark side, but not too bad. The girls were searching in the early morning hours before school. The camera flash was too bright; without is a tad darker than I'd like. Still working with the old camera.]
What are you going to be for Halloween this year?
I don't know. There has to be something good here.
Or in our wardrobes.
Hey, Kaya, do you have anything I could use.
Oh, Haley. I'm sorry, but no.
But I remember wearing...
I know, but the more I think and learn about my heritage...it just doesn't seem right. Let's sit down for a minute.
Here's the thing, and it's a tough situation because if you look at Halloween there are all sorts of stereotypes: Oktoberfest girl and guy, Geisha, China Doll, Viking, siesta or fiesta Mexican, Indian; they just feel wrong - like people are poking fun at the origins.
I think I see your point.
It would be different if you were doing a school report in English or Social Studies and needed visual aides.
Like if I presented a report on the history of pow wow regalia?
Yeah. Did you know that each jingle on a jingle dress contains a prayer?
Is that why...
Yeah, you know I really want to learn about and make my own jingle dress; there's a deep spiritual connection to that discipline.
Yes, I know I repeated myself.
No, I agree - it's a total wow!
I get it. But what if we were going to a party that was themed with historical or literary characters?
I just don't know... (smiles broadly) However, as there are so many books and so little time; I think we could leave the Native American representation to me and find alternatives for you.
You got it sis!
Come on...give us a squidge!
What kind of costumes do you think we will come up with this year? What are you going as for Halloween?
So glad you stopped. Come again soon!