In the world of Gypsies

>> Saturday, February 20, 2010

Hello World!
Gypsy, gitane, bohemian,....
all those names resonate the sound of freedom and from all societal conventions, norms....
Whenever I used to think about Gypsies, my reflection was limited to the character of Esmeralda in The Hunchback of the Notre Dame’ movie.... I always wanted to dance like her....
But behind the facade of those road nomads lay a world of culture and history
Don’t know about you but this world does fascinate me....
Gypsies ancestors are said to be originated from the north of India where a group of people left the country between AD 800 and 950 before spreading themselves across countries like Egypt and Europe...
Always roaming on the road, the lifestyle of the Gypsies was not to the like of everyone...usually unwelcomed where they set their wagons; they were badly perceived and were given a negative reputation and image...
The Gypsies usually make up their life by doing small jobs or hawking but they were famous for their singing and dancing talent...
Imagine yourself around a bonfire while a group of gypsies would be singing and playing their musical instrument while the women would be dancing....I would have loved to experience this one day...
050b Magical Music by Bonfire2
We cannot talk about the Gypsies without mentioning their belief in being able to foreseen the future...
The methods used to read and see the future are:

  • Palm reading
  • Tea leaves
  • Crystal ball
  • Tarot cards
If you wanna more info on Gypsies, check out this blog dedicated to them:
True or not, I would have loved to have the dancing grace of the Gypsy woman and the ability to read the future in the Tarot cards
I end today on the video teaser of the new song of Shakira (with the tennisman Rafael Nadal)
Gitana - Avance 30" - shakira


P.T February 20, 2010 at 7:42 AM  

Gypsies and their culture fascinate me too. I know they do still exist in some parts of the world and they are not very sociable and keep to their own kind. But their life seems pretty interesting.

Sometimes I wish I could just up and leave...go backpacking and discover new cultures..and experience life...

Gaia February 22, 2010 at 11:33 AM  

Ya thats true the Gypsies community is a closed circle...somehow it's good as their culture is not tainted by others...
Like wish could be a globe-trotter and discover new horizons :)

Reech February 23, 2010 at 12:03 AM  

kind of remind me of the hippies. lol... when you put it that way, it does seem like a cool thing. They are carefree in some ways...
Hakuna matata :P
Did you listen to Gypsy woman song by Hilary Duff?

Gaia February 23, 2010 at 11:17 AM  

in a way yep they are free from the societal norms and conventions that's the coolest part :p LOL
well nope will try to check out this song ASAP :)

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