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We Are Animals
The very first masks and costumes were people's way
of 'wearing' or embodying
the clever, resilient, magnificent and powerful qualities
of the animals who shared their land-
animals they looked up to as their wise relatives.
Even the tiniest creatures had strengths to teach.
Even the most ferocious had wisdom and stillness.
And so, from animal teachers, we learned
how to be human.
The Halloween season is an ideal time to 'try on' an animal's spirit, and at the same time
to better understand our traditional ancestors!
far left and center right images by Phyllis Galembo. center left and far right images by Charles Fréger.