Aisha's cacao party
8 February 14
We’ve been camping as part of the Rainbow Gathering in Tasmania for several weeks now. It’s been special to be living with a large group of friends who helped us celebrate Aisha’s ninth birthday yesterday.
The circle of about eighty people sang “Happy birthday” to Aisha (twice!), Tom presented her with a beautiful hand-crocheted purple hoodie, and after the meal we enjoyed a cacao celebration. Several attendees are cacao enthusiasts and had brought the South American delicacy as a donation for a very special desert. Bliss balls were made with and without dairy ingredients and offered to the group after a parade and ceremony.
It’s so interesting how the girls’ birthdays are so different each year. Instead of trying to remember the birthdays by the cake decoration or significant present, our memories are based on location and those who celebrate with us. This year Aisha’s birthday is truly special as it’s with our Rainbow Family tribe, and there’s no way of predicting where we’ll be next year!