Friday, January 22, 2010

"Pagan bonfire rituals" summon the snow for Telluriders

Here is the story by Ben Fornell from the Telluride Daily Planet

"...As it turns out, the fires, and the dances, are not a thing of the past. Alex Chaloux went to a bonfire in Ophir where a couple of dozen pair were sacrificed, including a cherished set of Volkl Gotamas.

Kelli and Galena Gleason were among the crowd of about two dozen, doing a daring jig around the fire that saw them chanting for “buckets and buckets and buckets of snow,” grabbing forearms and twirling, kicking their legs into each others’ like a pretzel, tapping feet and creating a tangle that always worked itself out."...(Cont.)...