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Dance the dervish’s call
This summer Bohomonde is featuring some of our favorite people talking about their festival experiences. We love festivals, we vending at them for over 7 years and have been attending then in force for 13. Fashion is an expression of our life and lifestyle, and a physical reminder of who we want to be, festival fashion is built on festival experience. What is it about a festival that is so magical and so compelling? Here is Sarah’s answer:
The most healing, enlightening and freeing moments of my life have always seemed to start at afestival. I used to be very shy but being surrounded by so much creativity and nature in the same space has helped me develop into a person that is much more comfortable in my own skin then I had ever imagined being as a child. Although I have been a dancer my entire life, for me festivals aren’t just about dancing till dawn.
It’s some of the more simple rituals that I have developed over the years, the ones that I carry into my everyday life that keep me enthusiastic and motivated even when I’m not at a festival. Sometimes everyday life gets so hectic that we forget to take time out for some of the most important things that frequently get overlooked. Taking time in the default world to just sit in silence and breathe, to sit by the river and enjoy a cup of tea, to twirl in the wind with colorful scarves or just simply going with the flow instead of micromanaging your day all help you obtain a more stress free life. I’m passionate about nature and driven by art and a love for costuming.
I incorporate these rituals as a part of my waking meditation to lead a more empathetic, loving and carefree life on my path to seeking heightened awareness. Fulfilling these driving passions not just at festivals but in day to day life help me to carry this joy I feel with me wherever I may go.
Summer is always such an exciting time because I get to see my chosen festival family once again. Thisfamily is from all over the world, they are a colorful group of people each with his/her own festival “ritual” that makes them unique. There’s the crafter, the crystal gatherer, the bohemian, the circus acrobat, the DJ, the dancer… The last festival I attended I met a man whose festival ritual was to entertain the masses by playing four flutes at the same time, with his nose. It might seem obscure but even the silliest of rituals can bring you back to that space of comfort you feel at a festival whether or not you are there.
It is the rituals that I keep sacred in my day to day life that keep me inspired, enthusiastic and motivated on my path. My house is filled with plants and good music, my walls covered in colorful tapestries, my shelves contain an array of found and gifted crystals and living room dance parties are the norm. For although festivals are only a temporary event, I feel that freeing feeling can be tapped into at any moment when I am living my festival ritual. I can tap into the energy I feel at a festival when I am crafting, dancing or enjoying a belly full of laughter with new friends. What festival rituals do you carry into the default world to make you a happier person? — Sarah — amazing woman, bohemian, dancer, crafter
Fashion is perhaps the easiest way to carry our memories and intent with us, quite literally. That band t-shirt you wear as a reminder of the amazing show you saw, or the scarf you wore at a festival that has absorbed all the fun, musical vibrations, laughter, and amazing feeling of being present, you felt that day. Fashion and festivals are about being more who we are, giving our selves the freedom to let our spirits dance. — Bohomonde
Be yourself, everyone else is taken — Oscar Wilde
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