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Aboriginal (spiritually-centred) culture is dying, slowly but surely withering within most who claim such heritage — contaminated, corrupted, polluted — disappearing before my living eyes. My heart, my spirit ‘sings’ when ever I have the opportunity to get a glimpse of its remnants, its power, its potency within those few who still struggle to embody the essence of this most ancient ways of relating and living amongst these modern daze.

The younger ones mostly want to be “rappers”, get down, “shake da booty” — in acculturated and soul-numbing manner. It is the ways of these times, no fault nor blame, it just is for most.

For years I have pined the loss of the spiritual-centre of the Aborigines and their cultural Laws and principles. A loss not only to those of the Aboriginal nations of this country, but also a loss to all of us, of meaning and perspective regarding our inter-connectedness to all that is.

I am privileged to know this young man. I know his mother, and I knew his Grandfather. I know his story, his struggles and challenges. And I have witnessed his smile, when he dances in the way of the ancients — I see “them” light-up his being, whenever “they” are sung-up, to dance within him. My heart sings for that time, that moment, that glimpse.

And then all returns to normal… I trust he can continue to weather the “storms” that gather around him too often in the people of his kind. I can only hope he grows stronger from each battle he overcomes, calling on the essence of his Spirit from within his body, beneath his skin.

I have done this image as a gift to that young man, and to his ill and ailing mother. I wish to share this further, to others whom may hear the humming of the Storm Dreamer — I feel its time to dance, to “dream”, to clear the toxins and the toxic once again, anew…

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Comments

  • midzing
    midzingabout 5 years ago

    this is brilliant,,, love the DOF,, the lighting is superb,,, it really captures the spirit of the indigenous culture,,,, well done

  • Anne  McGinn
    Anne McGinnabout 5 years ago

    A marvelous tribute to your friend – stunning imagery, magical and powerful, like the man who dances….

  • madworld
    madworldabout 5 years ago

    Great image for a great race. Absolutely amazing work

  • JenniferB
    JenniferBabout 5 years ago

    What a wonderful gift to the young man and his mother, you have really captured the spirit and strength of your young friend in this image…

  • Durham White
    Durham Whiteabout 5 years ago

    sensational capture!! this is grand!!

  • Can Berkol
    Can Berkolabout 5 years ago

    the depth, the blurness, the colors.. very dramatic capture. great work.

  • Juilee  Pryor
    Juilee Pryorabout 5 years ago

    this is just stunning…. may your wish for the strength of culture to be in this beautiful young man come true….. such a brilliant peice of work… well done…. and your writing is so powerful and heartfelt…. excellent

  • Dawnsky2
    Dawnsky2about 5 years ago

    most excellent image Crow :)

  • JDNarts
    JDNartsabout 5 years ago

    Excellent image and brilliant tribute to this young man.

    Good for him that he holds on to his culture; it’s a rich and deep insight that deserves preservation. Too much has been lost in the rush for the new and modern; we are all impoverished for it. I applaud that he still walks in the dreamtime and calls the ancients to him, for as long as there is yet a spark, a fire may be kindled.

    Goodonya for capturing a sense of it!

  • Deborah  Benoit
    Deborah Benoitabout 5 years ago

    The energy from this is fabulous it brought tears to my eyes. So special is your culture and other cultures like it. For it to wither away is such a shame as it is so beautiful. I hope it finds a way to continue. Wonderful capture of your friend.

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