Dying/broken/forgiven.... now I begin

Born: 17-06-56....gemini.... monkey
re-born: 3-09-80
born again\found: 14-04-08
other notable dates: 10-03-68; 03-09-87; 23-03-96;
1-05-98; 31-01-02; 5-04-04

Interests: movement, stressed/transgressive embodiment, lived experience (body\space\time\relation)
expression ( word, dance, text, image, story, music, poetics)
learning, yielding......

Hopes for the blog:
offer up the wild intersectedness of lived experience and engage others in creative, expressive, perhaps irreverant, hopefully playful, and respectful encounters....
enact kindness
create moments of pause for disclosure, discovery, stillness

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

And now a bow in the direction of slightly immature...

I was born in the year of the monkey and supposedly embody several ... attributes characteristic of monkeys. Here are a few ...with parenthetical rewording from my peanut gallery:
bright ( ingenuously and annoyingly curious )
verbal ( a pit bull with an exquisite vocabulary)
creative ( tenacious )
tempermental ( cranky ( ! ) )
and here's my favourite..... slightly immature.

so I thought, what the hell.... let's do a little of that... here are some examples of how to embody slightly immature without even trying...

-actively cultivating downward social mobility
-actively cultivating being underestimated
-going to a meeting ostensibly because I want to but mostly because it will irritate the hell out of someone there who wishes I wasn't attending
-being gracious rather than defensive ( the four most annoying words I can use in a volatile situation: you might be right)
-deliberating saying a a person's name frequently during an officious phone call or face to face conversation
-using the 3-5-7 second pause in a " conversation " ... just to make sure I have not spoken until the other person is finished speaking
-telling the person I just wanted to be sure he was finished speaking when he says " well!? " after a 3-5-7 second pause.... ( this one is remarkably effective, by the way...)
-saying just loudly enough on a crowded elevator " who's the pervert who's feeling my ass? "
-groaning dramatically in the bathroom ( make sure the stall door is securely shut... )

and why should I have all the fun? please, join me in this little exercise in silliness.... be a monkey even if you're not.... and if you are, do what comes naturally...


  1. oh... now i understand the significance of your name... Harlequin...

    today the monkey in me was vey active... and i loved it... two times i interrupted a conversation and left the room to drink water...

    i was not thirsty... the lady was a liar...
    and loved to be taken seriously...

  2. HB-- nicely done!! ahhhhh, the power of mischief