Dance Like Pachamama’s Watching

Village square Amantani Lake Titicaca Peru

A lone woman, burdened by sticks, enters the village square.

Soon there’s another … seven … twenty.

Their bonfire warms our cheeks, ignites our imaginations.

They’ve circled, in blurs of accelerating joy, since before Spaniards arrived to conquer a land, but not a people.

Festival on Amantani Island, Lake Titicaca, Peru


42 New York City subway station

About Marcy

I blog about trying to get out of my comfort zone, completing 101 things in 1001 days (and beyond), and writing my memoirs. My book: Timid No More.
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10 Responses to Dance Like Pachamama’s Watching

  1. Kalpana Solsi says:

    People can be conquered with a heart full of love and nothing else.

  2. Melony says:

    And the world is richer for their stubbornness to conform. Great images here!
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  3. Hema says:

    I’m in love with your last line, Marcy!
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  4. Christine says:

    This is lovely, Marcy. It must have been amazing to be there.

    • Marcy says:

      In retrospect, I really liked not knowing what was happening and having it unfold in front of us. Thanks, Christine

  5. Liv says:

    Wow. That was beautiful.

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