It was noticeable that not everyone was enthusiastic about building a candle in the early morning, when the sound of drums tried to collect everyone outside the house. Before heading to work, participants held a circle of silence to gather peace and calm in their minds, and greet the day with positivity.
Bottom of the candle for holding a light on its top was almost finished and some participants thought about working on their own ideas and began to work on smaller structures which will decorate the surroundings of the candle. While most of the participants were busy working outside in the cold and enjoying the music playing in the background, the rest of the group were inside – brainstorming the evening ceremony. The work on the candle continued with entertainment while music for everyones liking was playing along with it. When the candle was almost finished, participants began transporting it to the burning site next to the frozen pond. Before assembling it on the burning site, most of the participants found joy on the frozen pond and spread their creativity on the snowy coat which laid over the ice – drawing images and writing lovely wishes.
When anticipation finally came to life and the night for the ceremony was upon them, the group who worked for its planning started gathering everyone in front of the house. With another circle of silence people calmed down and one after the other started walking towards the burning site. Before lighting up the candle, everyone joined in the circle and passed their wishes around it. When everyone had passed their wish around, they picked up the paper on which was written the song for the ceremony. Along with the singing candle lid up and everyone moved their bodies in a peaceful flow. The eyes of twenty-four people lid on fire as they watched the sparks from fire going up in the sky, as a symbol of light.
Hocus pocus, tends to lose focus and blooms like lotus.
The project Hibernation was funded by the European program Erasmus+: Youth in Action.