Category Archives: poetry

So, You Used To Be A Dancer? Life Lessons From Dancing (Reprise)

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? “Ask [yourself] what makes you come alive and go do it.  Because what the world needs are people who have come alive.”~~Howard Thurman Folks keep coming across my path, voicing their passions along with…

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dreams blossoming, undaunted

silent still~ only seemingly~ her steely fluidity respires dreams’ reach into reality as stars stud winter’s cape, trailing our souls: spring

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being like water

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let me be like water still echoing a mirror reflection connecting without adhering and yes, always flowing an internal knowing the eternal let me be like water ? ? ?

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Still Dancing

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In Dani Shapiro’s marvelous “Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life,” she shares a classic anecdote in an artist’s life.  Her friend, who is a notable sculptor, is asked at a dinner…

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waiting…no more

        she is waiting for the light to change for an opening to be understood or visible for the kettle to boil the paint to dry, the storm to pass, an answer someone herself ~~ and that one … Continue reading

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30 Days of Astonishment: SNOW

After mulling over yesterday’s post, I’ve set myself the task of writing about astonishing things for 30 days.  Nothing like a solid practice to cultivate a sense of wonder. Of course, there are all kinds of extraordinary and amazing stories … Continue reading

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Astonished By Life

“Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.” ~Mary Oliver, “Sometimes” A recent, difficult loss compounded by some run-of-the-mill frustrations had me wallowing a bit this evening. Then, Mary Oliver’s glorious and wise words came back … Continue reading

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