Ok, so I’m a face painter and I just lost my shit on a big crowd of parents. I asked a boy if he wanted glitter with his spider man (as we do with all designs, obviously. Who doesn’t love glitter?) He said yes but his inbred, redneck mom said “glitter is for girls!” I YELLED at the top of my lungs that all of our designs and materials were unisex and that glitter has no gender. There is a line 20 people deep. I doubt I’ll get fired because it’s the end of the season and we’re desperate for more people. I don’t get why people are STILL so fucking ignorant?? Times, they are a changin’!! I’m in one of the most liberal cities in the country. Wtf.
THE TORAJO AND THEIR FUNERAL RITUAL
The Torajo are an indigenous group of people that live in Indonesia. For them a funeral is a celebration. There are no tears shed, rather it’s like a going away party. The Torajo work extremely hard to accumulate wealth during their lives. This money then goes to the funeral ceremony.
The funeral ceremony could be held weeks or even months after someone has died. A body is not buried until all the funds have been raised. Until the funeral ceremony is held, the deceased person is not considered dead but rather ill or asleep. They are embalmed and stored in the same house as their family until the ceremony.
The ceremony begins when pigs & buffalo’s are slaughtered because it’s believed the spirit of the dead will live peacefully after. The body is buried on the 11th day.
WALK OF THE DEAD
Every year in August, a ritual called Ma’Nene (The Ceremony of Cleaning Corpses) takes place in which the bodies of the deceased are exhumed to be washed, groomed and dressed in new clothes. The mummies are then walked around the village by following a path of straight lines.
Following these straight lines is maybe the most important part of the ceremony. According to the myth, these lines are connected with a spiritual entity with supernatural power. As this entity only move in straight lines, the soul of the deceased body must follow the same path.
5. You were not specific enough
Did a great ritual for abundance, but didn’t specify what kind of abundance you wanted? Great, now your zucchini plant is making all that extra summer squash when you wanted money. Maybe you can sell…