Monday, October 13, 2008

PinkBird's Picture: Tagmout, Morocco

I realized the other day it's been a long time since I posted a "PinkBird's Picture" so, now's as good a time as any....

Tagmout, Morocco, is a lush oasis, a Berber village in the mountains. It was there that we were fortunate enough to enjoy lunch and a private celebration with a traditional Berber music group (Ahouach) at this man's home. The music was amazing and moving. This was an amazing day in that we went from being outsiders (or, just travelers in Morocco) to being friends, welcomed into a family's home and culture. This old man was so kind—continually asking if we were enjoying ourselves or if we had enough to eat or drink. It was also here that I met a lovely group of Arab women; even though we didn't speak the same language we were still able to gesture and giggle together. This photo always transports me to that unique day that we were able to participate in this celebration. The warmth and hospitality that we felt in this home was undeniable and forever etched in my mind.