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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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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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The Magical Potion of Passion

  Last night, a faraway friend came for dinner and described his excitement at getting back to his passion: scuba diving.  I knew both about the longstanding passion and the lengthy gap between now and when he used to dive … Continue reading

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Dance Is Here

Getting ready to go dance with a new-to-me group of folks at a new-to-me venue. Will they and I be a good fit?  Will the movement and I dovetail in that magical and sometimes transcendent practice of dance? I don’t … Continue reading

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The Gasping Glory of Making Art

  Recently, we attended a concert of music and dance at a high school where I had guest taught.  There were many, many talented young artists sharing their work on an extensive, ambitious program. Yet, one of the standout moments … Continue reading

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