Monthly Archives: January 2014

Bless the Artists

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”–Pablo Picasso I haven’t been able to create much lately.  There’s been sufficient “dust,” along with weightier matter including the recent loss of my mom, to tap out my available … Continue reading

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Movement: Prodigious Healer

I am deeply sad to write that my mother passed away unexpectedly several days ago.  I am still in shock from this enormous loss. I have not been frozen precisely like this before.  Frozen in the grief and shock of … Continue reading

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dance without a plan

my ancient bathrobe and I sit fuzzy here in the cold yawn of a wintry dawn refusing to brighten when presto! on the radio the blues come on spin their shadowed magic to lighten the dramatic mood, my ancient bathrobe … Continue reading

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Something To Live For: Life Lessons From Dance

Sometimes this passion for dancing seems like madness. Take this morning. Heading out early into the cold, discouraging day, I slipped repeatedly on black ice, tweaking an old injury.  As I scraped my car’s frozen windshield and then entered the … Continue reading

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song of a lighthouse

if I stand here steadfast will you stand here by me constant and unyielding before a thrashing sea? if I shine here brightly will you shine here with me beaming beacons radiant  buoying engulfed fleets? tho the winds do howl … Continue reading

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reverie at sunset

how strange it feels and lovely just to sit here for five minutes not washing soiled dishes lounging lazily by the sink not folding or fixing anything or anyone nor mending a heart (except, perhaps, my own), listening at long last to … Continue reading

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Mindfulness: Ballet Class

Ballet and I go a long way back.  Fifty years to be exact. Ballet was one of my first loves.  That magical mixture of form, beauty, self-expression, creativity, imagination and, of course, movement–ahhhhh.  As the lyric from A Chorus Line … Continue reading

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