And So Much More
On Storytelling And So Much More I recently visited Santa Fe, New Mexico: my second visit in two years. It was a part of a yearly event called Indian Market where local artisans gather along with hundreds of thousands of visitors. Primarily an open-air market; there are numerous galleries(far too many for me to count) and lots and lots of people-watching. Here is a glimpse of that visit:
I attended museums, special events and spent a good amount of time walking and walking and then walking some more. Interesting restaurants too. Sights of many kinds to see and experience. It is a very festive atmosphere and Santa Fe is a special and idyllic place.
I learned of storytellers during my visit last year. Much of what I learned was a bit(to say the least) overwhelming but it is slowly sinking in as I continue to learn more about the people and the culture. Storytelling as a pottery artistic method began in 1964. Beyond storytelling as an artistic expression, there is much to be said about learning and understanding new things. It's true there are many comparisons to be found in our differences.
In more than one example it was clear that a certain form of matriarchy exists in pueblo life as seen through the eyes and experiences of the various artists I met. Politics and policies of varied aspects showed me much. I listened. I observed. I learned.
Local matters. We know the importance of local knowledge. It is discussed at length on ActiveRain. It was quite evident during my visit to New Mexico.
One of the many things I noticed this time(I may have missed it a year ago) was a server at a restaurant who asked a question. It wasn't clear at first. Red, green or Christmas? This piece of New Mexico culinary trivia deals with choice of chile. Apparently, it makes a difference. Christmas is the combination of red and green. Of, course.
So that's a glimpse of my visit to Santa Fe.
The images in this post are from canstockphoto.com
And So Much More