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Surprise Yourself: Life Lessons from Dancing

Originally posted on Sirena Tales:
“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”~Andre Gide We are in heavy duty dance performance mode now. After months and months, and in some cases years,…

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Still Dancing

Originally posted on Sirena Tales:
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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How To Refresh Your Soul

After an exceptionally busy time creating and performing over the past nine months, along with some volunteer projects, I’ve come to a break.  Now the real challenge begins! I.e. time to pause, look inward and, ideally, figure out next steps. … Continue reading

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Bliss Is Our Compass

Taking stock of a summer of creative projects so that I can determine how to move forward, I flounder. Falter. Which step to take, in what direction?  It feels discouraging to scour the landscape for a path and find none. … Continue reading

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Yes! We ARE Artists

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it … Continue reading

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Still Dancing

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 party “…if I was still … Continue reading

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A Different Voice: Musings from the Marshlands

  I attended a gathering recently, a newcomer to a group of people who have been working hard together for some time.  After a policy decision was announced and explained by the decision-maker, the meeting drifted on.  But something rankled … Continue reading

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