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The Glow of Flow, or Optimal Experience

  “….[T]he best moments in our lives, are not the passive, receptive, relaxing times…The best moments usually occur when a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile….”~Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi … Continue reading

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grace rising

  like the majesty breathed by earth’s mystery within each of us: possibility promise grace “Write a thousand luminous secrets upon the wall of existence.”~Hafiz  

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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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Are You Doing Your Work?

Originally posted on Sirena Tales:
Your “work” being your calling or your passion or your raison d’etre. Recently, I attended a rich discussion by a panel of gifted, acclaimed choreographers (Wendy Whelan, David Dorfman, Ronald K. Brown, Brian Brooks).  I…

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Transformation: The Elixir Is Inside Us

“When she transformed into a butterfly, the caterpillars spoke not of her beauty, but of her weirdness. They wanted her to change back into what she always had been. But she had wings.”~Dean Jackson “You have the opportunity to transform … Continue reading

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scudding to possibility

the great blue heron swoops, sweeping a curtain of clouds from the newborn sky blanketing us with dawn and peers down from his roost as if to say: how will you paint this day’s nascence?      

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while nature models grace

waking to the wind tossed marsh, her sodden slate refreshed capacious and full of possibility her soul as ageless as grace can we be like that? Note: I wrote this before I learned of yesterday’s terrible tragedies in the inimitable … Continue reading

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