Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Story Behind the Necklace

I stopped this man to ask about his beaded neck piece, which he purchased at a native powwow, and had a lovely conversation during which he told me the story of how he had been raised as a white man, by white men, and discovered later in life that he was part Micmac.  He has passionately embraced his native heritage; he is learning the Micmac language, and is working on several creative projects that reflect his journey of discovery.   Conversations like this are a large part of why I love doing this blog--brief, but meaningful, connections with people whom otherwise I would have no opportunity to speak with, and all because of an admiration of a plum-coloured shirt and a beautiful necklace.

1 comment:

  1. Powerful neck piece. And I agree with you. So many fascinating experiences occur because of blogging!