Women. Power. Fire. Discuss.

March 03, 2011  •  Leave a Comment

Never play with fire. That's what we are always told from when we are old enough to actually pay attention. I wonder if we were secretly also being taught about women?

I came across the art of poi where you fling around a ball of some sort on the end of a cord. (I'm really not doing it justice by that description!) If you get the chance, look it up. It's really amazing to watch. I thought it was probably related to a martial art but it started by the Māori in New Zealand as a performance art.

There is a division of poi called fire poi. Now this (according to Wikipedia which is of course never wrong) was first known to have been displayed by men in private rituals in Hawaii. I think some women must have seen a spirit avatar and been drawn to it!

Fire like some people generates energy you can feel. It can often become the source of attention. We can't do without it. Hell, mixing it with alcohol can quickly become more than you can manage! :-)

It was really a great experience to see fire poi in action. When still, it just glows in the night, demanding attention. When being thrown, the roar of the flames is strangely mesmerizing. A feel of power. Power wielded by the fire poi artist.

Women. Power. Fire. Discuss.
 


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