Such a Powerful Tradition

The haka  is a traditional ancestral war cry, dance, or challenge from the Māori people of New Zealand. It is a posture dance performed by a group, with vigorous movements and stamping of the feet with rhythmically shouted accompaniment. Read more here

The first time I saw this video, I was so touched that the tears came freely. There is something sacred here .  It’s not just a dance for your reception to keep people entertained or show off your smooth moves.  This Haka brings with it all of the respect and honor that the tradition carries. All the weight of what the words mean, and what the movements and facial expressions convey.  My idealistic mind says, it is two people, an army of one vowing to fight all the things that attack marriage – unfaithfulness, distraction, mercilessness, boredom, disappointment, cruelty, and selfishness.  Their hopes, dreams and efforts being upheld and protected by the strength and support of the loved ones who are genuinely there for them.

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