The Tribe's Luckyboy

Just a lit­tle bonus to the pre­vi­ous pic­ture ^^

As stretch­ing in this tribe is prac­ticed dai­ly and from gen­er­a­tion to gen­er­a­tion, it is not too rare for some boys to be­come more lim­ber than ever ex­pect­ed. Such a boy would be called a "luck­y­boy" as he be­comes a sym­bol of for­tune in the vil­lage for a year or two when he is the most flex­i­ble, un­til some oth­er boy out­bends him.

Af­ter of­fer­ing the ther­a­py to the ma­jor­i­ty of chil­dren of the vil­lage, the doc­tor spends the rest of the day with his spe­cial luck­y­boy. The luck­y­boy is a very re­spect­ed po­si­tion in the tribe and he doesn't take part in hunts and rarely leaves the vil­lage. His whole day is ded­i­cat­ed to stretch­ing and his flex­i­bil­i­ty is the cen­ter of at­ten­tion dur­ing evening rit­u­al dances.

As there's not much pos­si­bil­i­ty for pri­va­cy in the vil­lage, it's al­so com­plete­ly nor­mal for his train­ing to be done "in pub­lic", let­ting his stretch­ing ex­er­cis­es be ad­mired by oth­er vil­lagers. The vil­lagers con­sid­er it for­tu­nate to be able to watch it. In turn, the luck­y­boy tries not to dis­ap­point the vil­lagers who gath­er to watch him.

Even while not ac­tive­ly stretch­ing, he still tries to spend as much time dur­ing the day as pos­si­ble sit­ting in flex­i­ble, "luck-bring­ing" po­si­tions, so that they could be eas­i­ly ad­mired by oth­er vil­lagers as a sym­bol of for­tune.

See al­so