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

Friday, July 2, 2010

Rock and ocean

Newfoundland is a wild island in the north Atlantic. I grew up there, becoming a self in a place that is as harsh and tender as any on earth. Still a work in progress, me and the place of my birth. I've been born a few times, now. Twice on the Rock and at least once here on the mainland. For all its twists and turns and tangles, I would not trade my life. I delight in the now and the next, and I hold close all the memories and wonderings of then, glad for whatever the days might mean, equally grateful for gladness and sadness, the spectrum, nuance and intertwining of space, place, time and relation. Weave, breathe, hope

Finding touchstones in the old-timers' sayings: wherever you go, know where you come from, so you can make your way back.... a witnessing of being as much as time and place. I listen.
I do. I am. I will.


  1. As you make your way
    be kind to the people
    you meet
    for they are the same ones
    you will meet
    on your way back

  2. Punch-- ain't that the truth! I like this kind of wisdom, the kind that makes sense! thanks for the visit and the comment.

  3. You put these pieces together beautifully, like a delicate puzzle to be unravelled. You put forth a strong case for your roots and for their importance. In your particular case it appears that these roots are good and nourished.
    I, on the other hand come from roots that were poisoned and feel happy to have severed them.
    I know where I come from but can see no reason to return.

  4. Pisces-- so honest and authentic you are, such a person of integrity; thanks for this wonderful comment. I suppose knowing how to get back is also a reflection on what to get back to, and it seems you have made that inner journey. I appreciate your comment and insight.

  5. I love this phrase, "Still a work in progress, me and the place of my birth"...and will forever be in progress as is mine, methinks.

  6. Jadedj-- thanks for this comment; methinks you have an authentic commitment to being this work in progress.