Prairie Tarot is throwing a barn dance :)
I find a real charm in the costumes these women wear. I think because they remind me of Doris Day in "Calamity Jane". Eek - showing my age again! Not that I was alive when it was filmed, but I did watch it as a kid, whereas I doubt they show that kind of thing much these days...
Actually, I don't remember any "injun women" in Calamity Jane, they weren't yet that PC. Still, the notion of tolerance and sharing in celebrations is a good one. Celebrating together is a great way of cementing friendships and creating a sense of commonality and community.
In the run up to Samhain, this makes me think of the way different groups celebrate this holiday. It's not quite the same: after all, different people call it by different names. And yet, the very fact of celebrating something with similar roots together feels like it would be a positive thing. Whether it be the Mexican Dia de los Muertos, the Continental European All Saints Day, or the American Halloween, all acknowledge this as a festival to honour the dead, be that seen as spooky or just as a celebration of our ancestors.
I am grateful for the reminder of past joys, and future celebrations.