September has seen the naming ceremonies of Theodora Esther and siblings Farrah Kennedy and Reuben Alexander. Both have been joyous occasions for everyone involved with families and friends travelling far and wide making the effort for their expanding tribe. Both ceremonies involved traditional and modern aspects ranging from water blessings to bindis, face glitter, garlands and bubble blowing. Not forgetting some beautiful singing of a specially composed chanting of the children’s names. This is a unique and important part of the naming ceremony which they took in with great attentiveness.
It is always a privilege to share in and sing for the miracle of new life, these beautiful, unique individuals who take us into the future by reminding us to stay in the present – and play!