Monthly Archives: October 2014

bejeweled from the inside

deep through dappling leaf  shimmering pools, like a self inimitable gold, unforgotten

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edge

how far is too far, fear or wisdom speeding thirsty feet? it’s been a long road trying to slake a lonely longing, dodge stumbling blocks blunders still tumbling me thinking it is all about timing: journey to our brink not … Continue reading

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Like Your Life Depends On It: Life Lessons from Dancing

The gifted, generous choreographer and dancer Robert Battle was spurring us to dig deeper in performing the movement phrase he had just taught us. Although I took his classes years ago, I can still feel the thrill of hearing him … Continue reading

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path past the path

if I put one foot in front of the other, will the feet’s heartbeat know where to carry us? because it cannot be what’s gone before, or who has that’s the trick, not to be seduced (reduced) by another; a koan? … Continue reading

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It’s Always Time for Kindness

“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson While I am deeply grateful for my life, I was having some rough days.  Yesterday, as I headed … Continue reading

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Passion Is A Rocket

The majestic power of people’s passion. That’s what the film “October Sky” fleshes out so gloriously.  We hadn’t watched the movie in years, but when we viewed it again recently we caught the contagious glow from the amazing, inspiring, and … Continue reading

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Passion: Jet Pack

I started to write about the amazing fuel that passion constitutes, inspired both by  a movie we just watched and my recent dance experience. I realized that there at least two posts in all of this. When I moseyed through … Continue reading

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island of excuses

you mired on your island of unending excuses tides rising with each wasted breath I spurred by the spilling sands of time can’t reach that far back (don’t want to) we might have might still if only you will take a … Continue reading

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It’s All Improvisation

Pumpkin and apple soup.  I was just in the kitchen, playing around as I tried to recreate a delicious preparation I had eaten in a restaurant recently.  I have a pumpkin soup recipe that I have made so many times that … Continue reading

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Dancing Is My Church: Life Lessons from Dancing

When I read musician Sarah McLachlan’s words recently, that “music is my church…” I didn’t really need to read any further. I knew exactly what she meant. Because dancing is my church. It took me awhile to realize fully what … Continue reading

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