Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Bouncing round the room

Tomorrow there is a funeral in my village.
One of the elders passed away.

Tomorrow we will have an early dismissal so that the family members (many of the family members can pay their respects.)
Today during our daily open gym an odd sound rang out.
Or rather, didn’t.

When there is a death in town people are not to bounce balls until the body is buried.
First the first time in memory, the sounds slapping, shouting, pounding sounds of basketball did not fill the gym.

Asking some of the kids who are currently pulling, I mean braiding, my hair, I find that this is the only thing that is really prohibited during the wake.
How did bouncing a ball become something to avoid.
Something disrespectful.

Comments: Post a Comment

<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

Site Meter