Auroras can be scientifically explained by solar particles colliding with earth molecules. But Algonquin and Inuit traditions suggest aurora are ancestors dancing around a ceremonial fire.
We Canadians are familiar with sub-zero wintry nights that make their own silent symphony with only the cold snap of the air istself making music almost outside the audible range.
Majestically, the glow of the Aurora Borealis lends an impossibly colourful blue mantle to the inky night sky. Like the near silent symphony, it’s colour exists only in the periphery. There … but not there.
The ancestors bridge worlds with messages of reluctance, peace, and tranquility in a language of movement and spiritual connection.
The dance will continue with or without our participation, or even existence.