Monthly Archives: July 2012

Audition! Audition! (Charms #21)

Why are auditions cool and magical?  This Sunday’s audition at Elm City Dance Collective has gotten me to wondering. So, in the spirit of research (also known as joy!), I’ve just “auditioned” a new recipe, a new dance class, 2 new musical … Continue reading

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Yes, I KNOW You Can Dance

Yes, you. If you can move any part of your body, you can dance.   I subscribe to the gorgeous dancer/choreographer Lisa Race’s definition of dance: All movement.  Very generous and cool that this abundantly talented dancer/sorceress who creates and executes amazing, challenging … Continue reading

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Dancing the Warpath to Happiness

Doesn’t that seem oxymoronic–warpath and happiness?  Or at least ironic. But Pema Chodron got me thinking when she said: “Rejoicing in ordinary things is not sentimental or trite.  It actually takes guts.  Each time we drop our complaints and allow everyday good … Continue reading

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Grace

Oh, the irony.  All I can say is that to help me sit here and write about grace, I needed a jolt of…something.  Or rather, a chunk of something. Which led me to the kitchen and the irony of finding myself scarfing … Continue reading

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Big Appetite

That’s how one ally kindly put it after I’d been lamenting always wanting more.  More dancing, more connection, more creativity.  More sparkle. Always aspiring (or rarely being satisfied) can carry a pretty hefty price tag.  For one, you can drive those around you crazy.  They … Continue reading

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Abbondanza Yourself! (Charms #20)

Apologies to my Italian ancestors for the fractured Italian.  Let’s call it poetic license.  My point is: Fill yourself up with your self! Then share the bounty.* When I say “you,” rest assured that I mean “me”… and I hope, “you.” Because the world could … Continue reading

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Mother/Dancer, Dancer/Mother: Life on a Curve

This summer as an extended dance improvisation.  My friend’s suggestion that I view my current situation that way has been helpful and calming. Certainly the constancy of change and of the impromptu in my household fits the improvisational model.  Change of who’s … Continue reading

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