While seeking out the pulse of Salem, Massachusetts, I became curious about the activity in front of Magika on Pickering Wharf. There were a troop of drummers and lots of gaiety.

I had been in the area earlier the same morning and it had felt totally different.  I revisited to see whether it came move alive at a different time of day. I wasn’t disappointed.  I posed for a photo with two of the attendees with their rabbit and then joined the festivities.

A diverse group of people led by Reverand High Priestess Lori Bruno formed a circle to create peace in the world. During her sermon she called for kindness and to work together for the betterment of humanity.

Everyone joined hands, danced, prayed for positive energy and change.

What inspires you to visit a place a second time?