For anyone not familiar with the art of poi, here is wikipedia's definition,
"Poi is a form of juggling, or object manipulation with balls on ropes, held in the hands and swung in various circular patterns, comparable to club-twirling. It originated with the Māori people of New Zealand (the word poi means "ball" in Māori). Women and men used it to increase flexibility, strength, and coordination. It developed into a traditional performance art practiced mostly by women."
I first heard about poi when I was in Young Women's(a youth group at church). We learned how to make our own poi balls at girls camp and then one of our leaders who was a poi expert taught us some of her own poi skillz. It was a lot of fun! The next time I saw them was on my honeymoon in Hawaii. Many of the dancers at the Polynesian Cultural Center perform using poi balls and it was pretty cool to watch. Little did they know I was highly trained in this area of juggling and could've worked those poi balls on that stage just as good as any of them.... So, anyways, getting to the point, Joey made a set of poi balls today to show the girls. They had a lot of fun playing with them, but I think I had more fun. It brought back the fire of the poi:)
Aubrey watched Joey demonstrate and said, "Oh, thats easy!" Then she tried them herself. It wasn't so easy, was it Aubrey?
Poor Ella got a little tangled up.
Then I wowed the crowd. Gosh, I'm so lame.
There may be many of you who after reading this post, may think,"She is a dork. I cannot be friends with her."
That is alright. I'll understand.....
but I may come after you....with my poi balls.