Native American people, as well as tribal people in other parts of the world, have often used face painting as a part of the adornment they engage in before participating in rituals that honor the gods or ask requests of them. This type of spiritual practice is just one more example of how one group of people has used face painting for religious purposes. Many other examples abound throughout history and across different types of cultures and religious groups..
Of the main goals Kaufman, Luciani and Kruse talk about is making mental illness and suicide a less taboo topic. Luciani explains that if he had the opportunity to talk openly with other students who were hurting, he may have thought differently last year before he attempted to take his own life. Important to talk openly because that is the only way we can erase the taboo, he says..
It was very easy to throw off the cover; all he had to do was puff himself up a little, and it fell off by itself. But after this, things got difficult, especially since he was so unusually broad. He would have needed hands and arms to lift himself up, but instead of that he had only his numerous little legs, which were in every different kind of perpetual motion and which, besides, he could not control.
It was so dark down that stretch of road, and I was so tired from that whole week, that I really was not thinking too clearly and my eyes were so blurry, and when the train and my car were about parallel to each other, guess what, the train must have crossed an intersection and blew its horn. Boy, you talk about waking me up and scaring me to death, as when you are that close to a train and it blows its horn, it is almost deafening!!! For a minute, I thought that the train was going to cross the road in front of my car, as I could not see the little side road in that pitch darkness. So I cried out “Lord!!!” and closed my eyes.
Some of the most unique creations have to be the shoulder pads. It one piece of equipment that most players hate to throw away. Instead, they depend on Boggs to use his sewing skills and creativity to craft something, allowing the player to use the same raggedy piece of equipment year after year..
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