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

Saturday, September 8, 2012

On the other side of it......

On the other side of my surgery and working on healing and resting. "Cancer" is an emotionally charged word.... it cuts a swath through all kinds of petty bullshit and bureaucracy .... except when it doesn't!! So far, I  am quite amazed at what a powerful  semiotic it is.

But all this is for future blog posts as I am able to spend more time at a keyboard .....

For now, I am grateful for the gifts of a  loving partner,  a loving son, a loving family; supportive and nurturing friends, and amazing ( and I mean freakin' amazing) students. My history does not dispose me to turn my care over to others.....but my experiences over the past few weeks have allowed me  to trust all of these folks to carry me. And carry me, they most certainly have. Yielding is my greatest challenge and my deepest well. I continue to learn. There is much to learn.


  1. Learning is always good - even when you're learning about the bad shit.
    Get well soon
    that's an order

  2. Glad to hear you're on the mend. See you around.

  3. Garth--aye aye, cap'n sir!! you will not believe some of the shit that i know i will be writing about as i get stronger.ok, knowing you, you could believe it! ha. thanks for the visit and the sweet sentiment.
    Mr. C. - i am on the mend. wow, but am i ever worn out, from the ( seemingly ) slightest thing. I am learning how to rest. it's good for me, i think. :)
    and you will certainly see me around. Cheers!

  4. I don't quite know what to say, except I can relate to the difficulty of relinquishing the role of caregiver to become patient (in both senses of the word). Wishing you a smooth road to recovery!

  5. Intelliwench- what a great comment. patient in both senses of the word. i am already feeling better and it is just over a week. i am hoping to be posting and reading more as i gain energy.
    thanks for the visit.