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

Monday, January 31, 2011

Gratitude


for those moments 
when
life's 
teeming, vibrant
everything
moves into hushed
hoarfrost
silver
quiet 
enough for every twig's
graceful breathless sway
to take my breath away
for those moments
when wild tender
transparency
calls me to be 
more
than what I am
and I can be 
still


Friday, January 28, 2011

the shape of this space



nestled
near the telephone
a makeshift chair creates a corner
I fold myself into the curve of its shoulder
and breathe in
the sound of your voice


Friday, January 21, 2011

Limerick, for now


At the moment I think I'm alone
There's the sound of the door or the phone
I don't want to be rude
Questing for solitude
But it's like getting blood from a stone


Saturday, January 15, 2011

Two haiku... based in fire *


haiku one:

their eyes might deceive
you see them only as sparks
but the howls burn hot


haiku two: 

hearing the owl's sigh
I bring a flame into the night
it shivers and flares


Friday, January 14, 2011

Sanctuary



that place where 
yielding
can mean 
something 
other than defeat


Friday, January 7, 2011

Ever wonder


ever wonder 
about the lines
you crossed
and 
your reasons
for crossing them?

yeah.... me, too


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Hi ho, hi ho..... it's back to work I go...




oh.... that Golden Rule...

Monday, January 3, 2011

Resolution: Just say no


say 
no 
more

no 
only

give 
reasons 
less


Sunday, January 2, 2011

'tis the season ... for Bowls


no one wins... 
one side loses more slowly


This is a quote from a fella named Prezbylewski, a character in the series, "The  Wire", commenting on football.  Football ( not soccer, for the "real" football fans)...  I've watched it for decades and have  even taught it for a number of years in another life context, and although I have lots of good things to say about the game, this time of year, when SO MUCH of it is available for viewing, I admit to feeling a twinge of sympathy for the above characterization!! 

Hope you are dwelling in the new year's beginning(s) in ways that are giving you joy.