"You must have control of the authorship of your own destiny. The pen that writes your life story must be held in your own hand." ~Irene C. Kassorla

Saturday, April 10, 2010

You've got a 'lil somthin' on your face.

Every year at the Hare Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork, they celebrate Holi or, The Festival of Colors. The festival represents the passing of winter into spring. Apparently the colored powder or water is thrown to signify the joy and colors of spring arriving. I almost felt sacrilegious and Hippy-like as I listened to the old Indian man sing praises about mother nature and earth and wind, but I must say, it was pretty entertaining. I almost felt offended when I got there at first when some random guy threw dark blue chalk-powder all over my clean, white t-shirt while he said "Dude, she looks WAY too white" but after the first throw I thought to myself, "Indulge baby!!" We went crazy! At one point some guy counted down from 10 and everyone threw ALL of their chalk at the same time. He said that last year someone said that they could see the colorful cloud 10 miles away! It reminded me of a food fight that consisted of 15,000 people. Even though I couldn't breath afterwards, it was definitely a success. I had a lot of fun :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3OZ2OZjPHs (I found this on youtube if you want to check it out)


YaYa said...

yeah, you are now a blogger! so pretty in pink!

Bryan and Susan said...

I have lived in Spanish Fork most of my life and have never gone to that. The kids say it is fun. I am glad you enjoyed it. Cute picture.

Laci & Daniel said...

How is it that you can be covered in chalk and STILL look gorgeous???? Pink is definitely your color babe. Fun!!!