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Fridays for Future ! (Young Gods *)

Posted by
Jaya (Trieste, Italy) on 15 March 2019 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.


Bad Spirits! No room for You in our Land.

Once a year (but be warned: according to the Balinese calendar!) young people meets and - after a very joyous body-painting - they walk through dozens of villages - where all the people is expecting them.

They parade, singing, shouting, playing. Addressed to the whole Universe: "This is our land! Evil Spirits away from here!"
Through rice fields, forests and rivers. For hours and miles. They stop every once in a temple and pray.

"This is our land! Evil Spirits away from here!"
You would say: "folklore" - "primitivism."
But better to know that in Bali, the first day of the year (again according to the Balinese calendar!) three indications are strictly complied with:

- no fire
- no walking
- no working
plus one:
- silence.

And, for 24 hours, the streets are deserted, no flights in or out!, all the families at home.
There's an explanation: this is the day when the evil spirits are coming flying over the island. They see it deserted ... and they go where humans - taken from their activism - are not realizing what is happening, and let Bad Spirits enter in their villages, in their houses, in their hearts.
An example of a very powerful Bad Spirit? Greed!!!
Can you imagine something like in your country?
Can you imagine the power of 24 hours of silence...

24 hours with no TV, no Internet, no cars, no work, no planes, no politicians, no advertising, no newspapers, no thieves (in every village, for some urgencies you are authorized to move, of course, but a self-organized village guards pay attention to movements from special places called Bale – a rotten-built small house you can see in every village).

Look at their faces, look at the beauty of being aware of the personal and collective responsibility to be free!
To guarantee a balance between taking and giving - with the environment and among men - is the key of the Balinese spirituality in every day life.
That's why they smile and look at you in the eyes every time they meet another human being.

Maurizio Jaya Costantino

PS: "Thank you" in Indonesian is "Terima Kasih" - they say in Dictionaries.

But the true translation is: "To Give, To Receive"!

.....and....Fridays for Future @:

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Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Wonderul street portrait. Superbe!

15 Mar 2019 5:36am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A wonderful moment - I;m sure they will make great Gods !

15 Mar 2019 5:37am

@Ronnie 2¢: :-)

Parviz Falahatkar from Tehran, Iran

Amazing portrait ...!

15 Mar 2019 5:53am

Gérard Flayol from Allauch, France

Cette série dont tu avais déjà présenté quelques clichés présente toujours des nouveautés !

15 Mar 2019 8:48am

@Gérard Flayol: Je les ai rencontrés par hasard, en scooter. Au cours d'une promenade parmi les villages, les forêts, les rivières et les rizières (une joie pour mon esprit!). Quelques centaines. Je les ai suivis pendant des heures et ai bu leur douce et puissante énergie; plus une centaine de photos ....

Andy from Pickering, Canada

Oh my! Great photo.

15 Mar 2019 9:36am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Magnifique ta photo 5* ils sont trop beaux

15 Mar 2019 9:37am

STEED from D, France

"Terima Kasih" pour toutes ces explications,Maurizio ........Belle Image Humaine .......

15 Mar 2019 12:11pm

@STEED: :-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Wonderful portraits of these young fellows.

15 Mar 2019 5:49pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice portraits!

16 Mar 2019 8:17am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Superbes portrait de ces jeune tout déguisé splendide
Belle soirée

16 Mar 2019 7:56pm

Adela Fonts from Spain

Un testo molto interessante e alcuni magnifici protagonisti ...!

16 Mar 2019 11:00pm

@Adela Fonts: :-)

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