For the next month, I am joining in the fun over at BootsnAll and writing for the 30 Days of Indie Travel? Each day, they give you a prompt that you can interpret however creatively or practically as you want.
#7 – CELEBRATION: Joining in a local festival, holiday or special event is a great way to learn more about a local culture. Share the story of a celebration that meant something to you on your travels.
they heard the news throughout the day
It is close, it is almost time
words like raindrops spit to the ground and collect in pools of gossip
the bells toll like they always do
the muzim calls us all to prayer like they always do
but voices echo with excitement from the cool sandstone of the minaret
there is singing in the lit windows
spilling overflowing from silken curtains and brushing clean the tired streets
drums and hands and whistles and flutes and revelers calling to one another
dancing and twirling and whirling and shaking
and the people get up and out to celebrate
and fireworks and cheering and parade crowds and bottles of wine
long after we should all be in bed we are out on the streets with gleeful shouts
as Princess Lalla Khadija of Morocco is born.
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