I always dreamed of coming to Bali and getting locked in as a result of a volcanic eruption that would not allow my flight to return to Australia. But catching a cold while stuck here was definitely not part of that plan. Since the pace has slowed, however, I have time to post a few more scenes:
A procession to a local temple:
Entering the temple gate . . . .
Wait — all the blessings were used up on the women. Need to refresh the divine protection before the men enter . . . .
The following evening there were dancers. I’ve seen the women dancing so often I did not film them this time, but this was the first time I recall seeing the men dance in this context . . . . — If you think there are moments of little action look more closely: the dancers are going “wild” with twitching fingers, subtle sole-shifting and eye-gestures!
and continuing . . . .
The performances were opened by the young girls . . . .
Continuing from a different angle (though a bit shaky at the start) . . . .
I think this is a regular monthly ceremony. I seem to see something like this so often when I visit.
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