The sun hangs low above the Pacific. Wisps of clouds begin to take on tinges of orange and red. Silhouettes, lit from behind by the setting sun, dot the horizon for miles in each direction. Each one holds in their hands a different tool, a different toy. Some hold hula hoops, some swords or staves. Some spin nunchaku, some poi, or balls on chains.
All stand in silence, waiting to hear the cue to begin. Then, as the sun touches the water, a song comes from the huge crowd on the beach. Drums begin to sound from seated groups, horns and flutes and guitars from others. Voices join in thanks for water, life giving water.
The performers begin dancing, slowly at first, their blessings spreading like the ripples their feet make in the placid Pacific water. Then, as a gong sounds, they lower their tools into the water, and begin to spin. Sheets of water shoot up along the coastline, showering rainbows and droplets on the performers and the crowd. The music quickens, the song intensifies, and the performers lose control as they surrender to the rhythm.
For today is a day of gratitude, of celebration. The world had been on the verge of war a few years earlier, with energy, food, and most importantly water running out at alarming rates. So many activities that seems integral to modern existence had exhausted natural resources and polluted the food and water that all hope was almost lost.
But just when global war over the scarce clean water and energy sources seemed inevitable, the children came to the rescue. Using the internet and simple, ancient technologies passed down to indigenous people around the world, natural energy and food systems restored the harmony that the global economy lacked. These children planted gardens that healed the soil, and filtered water. They grew plants that nourished them, that encouraged health and not chemical dependence.
By reconnecting to their heritage, these children averted global war and re-awakened humanity to natural abundance. To top things off, their gardens planted the seeds for new innovations like large scale solar water filtration, salt batteries, water energy concentrators, and more. These valuable innovations gave us the opportunity to take the time to give thanks, and express that gratitude fully with our song and our dance.