Saturday, October 20, 2012

BE THE LIGHT...

 Lighting the World With LOVE
 
The 26th annual Jamaica Pond Lantern Parade, sponsored by Spontaneous Celebrations, will be held this year on both Saturday and Sunday evenings at sunset (about 6 p.m.). That’s tonight and tomorrow. The lantern stroll goes on for a few hours so you can stop by at any time.. If you live in the Boston area it’s highly recommended that you go. What a lovely way of bringing people together under the stars and into the light….Fresh Air, Exercise, and Unity…Celebrating Life, Nature, and Human Connections. Aunty was a reveler at heart and the Lantern Parade was one of her favorite events! Her spirit  exemplifies the event then and now. She has passed the torch to me and I will carry on our tradition of spreading love and light.
 
This beautiful annual tradition has its roots in Japanese lantern making and Dutch tradition and began in 1984 in JP. The parade processes around the pond bringing a trail of bouncing lights into the darkness. Workshops are going on to make the candles made out of recycled soda bottles decorated with colored tissue paper. They will also be for sale the nights of the event. Children are encouraged to come in their Halloween costumes.
 
This magical event is held at Jamaica Pond, 507 Jamaica way, Jamaica Plain, MA and it’s FREE!
 
SEE YOU THERE….
I WILL BE CARRYING THE SAME TWO LANTERNS (AS SEEN IN THE PHOTO At the top) AS the AGELESS SPIRIT OF AUNTY LIGHTS THE WAY…
 
If you live outside of Boston look for a Lantern Parade in your area.
Part of this post is from the Jamaica Plain Patch

3 comments:

Don Ronaldo YM said...

Enjoy yourselves for all of us living outside MA! What a neat idea to bring community together and to celebrate "the living dead" as Africans call, the deceased! Cius!

brianamet said...

Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Re!!

Michael said...

How interesting! You did that last year and was able to post this year's parade next to hers. Aunty's spirit is there and as well as in one of those lanterns you hold. Her light continues to shine in your lovely friends as well.

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