Unformatted text preview: do just an hour before the real thing. It went a lot better than I thought it would. My honest thoughts were “Oh, you were serious? We are really participating in this thing??” and was just waiting to see how we would actually do this. Learning the parts of the opening song was crazy! I liked our segment of the ceremony though, especially for it being improv-ish. Overall it was an amazing experience and has given me a bigger and better understanding of Kwanzaa for what it is. The ritual(s) performed made me feel even more proud of my heritage and glad to be a part of the ceremony. Now it is something I can actually celebrate later on in life and it be purposeful and enjoyable, not to be confused with the ever growing commercialization of Christmas....
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- Spring '05
- English-language films, Meaning of life, Debut albums, Dr. Humber Kwanzaa Observance Reflection