A bit of a departure from my normal subjects!
I stood and watched the street performer...both in amazement and a bit uneasy. He was playing native drums from his country of origin...Africa which I found quite entertaining. However when he donned the mask...the performance entered another phase.
I had the distinct sense that the activity went from a musical performance to a darker ritual. His demeanor changed, the drums stopped and they were replaced with a guttural chanting of sorts ...almost in a trance. I would not want to meet this gentleman in a dark alleyway. He had a vase on the sidewalk for tips...I certainly left one for him...I wouldn't want to be on his bad side!
Dark Lantern - Today's muse: Verse Escape: Friday 55 * * * *Dark Lantern* She groped in the darkness, afraid she would never find her way. Terrified she would. S...
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