I sincerely thank you for reading. I share these two pieces of writing with the faith that there are others who may relate to having pulled ourselves up and out of something dark into a place where light can live.
Read the directions once through, and then let yourself play. Don’t focus too hard on getting this ‘right’.
If we are dust,
Where are our stories?
Do they live in the hips of the women,
who birthed us?
We live in abundance.
Each morning we greet the sun with a dance. We hug and kiss the people, animals and plants all around us. Every day we take our shoes off and walk in the grass.
Lay down on your floor. Breathe deeply.
Allow the spaces that are hard to soften.
Feel the air against your skin, the solid ground beneath you, holding you.
Improvisational dance connects me to my most abstract and distant desires. It fuses the intention of mind and body in a way that I haven’t yet found an equal for. The specialness of improvisational dance lies in its closeness to play. Through the act of listening to and acting on the impulses of the body and mind, we can connect deeply to our inner child and all of the other parts of us that spend their lives mostly in the shadows. We can give voice to the dark parts, the small parts, and the parts that find it hard to verbalize.