Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Up in the air!

So a couple years ago I was visiting some friends up in the Arrowhead, on the shore of the Great Lake, one of whom is a native of the band that lives on the reservation there, and the other of whom is a member by marriage. One of the stories they shared with me and my traveling companion was that of a partly-deaf elder who, because of his impaired hearing, was under the impression that, when the metaphorical ball dropped to mark the passage of the old year into the new, everyone present was shouting "up in the air!" in celebration of the occasion...which is pretty hilarious and also strangely appropriate, for a night like tonight.  Up in the air, all...up in the air!!

(Come to think of it, it may have been that he was not hard-of-hearing, but hard-of-English. Either way...)

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