Whirling Dervish Festival
My Turkish scholar/guide says, “Life is just one big dance…that’s why people in the west often say they feel like a whirling dervish, although they don’t often say that with a positive connotation.” Everything in life turns: protons and electrons, the earth and the moon, the weather and our emotions. When we try to stop turning we get dizzy. We try to take power away from the natural turning of events and feel powerless. Whirling is a way to stay centered and in tune with the moving earth.
Collected by Chip Conley, Festival Correspondent