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Photographs Copyright 2004 by JR Compton. All Rights Reserved.
Where does the tree end and the rainbows begin?
The sun gate dripping sunlight
in front of a screen flowing water.
Writing on the peace wall
Moonbeams dripping on a gathering crowd
Buckets of flashlights donated by Green Mountain Energy Company
The Dreamsicles (Cary Cooper and Tom Prasada-Rao) played seating music.
Some of the Shamen People bless the crowd.
the river onstage — dancers and musicians
from Ragsat Aladeen and Constellation
Swirling the river
a meander in the river
Facing the crowd in Even Tide
and chanting — Priya Yaga and
the Betwixt & Between Chorus
Water Communion Ritual
Pajamas and red shirt —
waiting in line for water communion
Storytellers telling Stone Soup
Gene and Peggy Helmick-Richardson
Freddy Jones with Long Horn and Short
part of the crowd in darkness
the Ancestors —
Kim Bold on Native American flute
the Darkness — Ritual Symbolic Solstice
as tiny flashlights flash tiny spots of light into the coming season
Return of the Light
Moonlight on the River with dancer Karen MacIntyre
on liquid wings
The Science Side of Metamorphosis
with storyteller Gene Helmick-Richardson
Singing a final song —
Amy joins Annie Benjamin and the Grateful Life Choir.
Masked children and everybody joyous
goes out into the new year and season of light.
Face painting by Karen Weiss
Breaking through the web of sun rays
and Joyous through the moon gate
Dancing into the New Year
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Rehearsal Night pix