Totally off topic, but I thought that some of you might enjoy this article about a recent totem pole raising here in Seattle. The craftsmanship is simply amazing. We were fortunate to attend the totem pole raising ceremony at the hospital, as well as the potlatch afterward. Both were very moving, and very inspiring.
(The last time that I was at NW hospital, nearly 10 yrs ago, I learned that an old friend had lost her battle with cancer. So even though this ceremony was not about her or me, there was an odd synchronicity or poetry. It felt very healing and very “full circle” to be able to witness this gift.)
The work that this artist and culture bearer, David Boxley has done to restore his tribe’s traditions is nothing short of amazing, and it shines through in his art, his dance, and his community: