Wild Blessings

I reach for my gray flannel zippered hoodie rubbed raw at the elbows. My heart waiting at the precipice of rebirth, worn from wandering and wondering, I am raw. Stained front and back, zipper broken, no longer able to retain warmth, I cling. I am stained. Lowly lady of the night, wandering aimlessly in shadowed thoughts, haunted [...]

A Prayer

Stir my heart to prayer, Lord, turn my mind to you. Let prayer be my noble cause, may belief be no effort.   A broken heart waits, a child sits in despair, a mother, overwhelmed. A father, lost.   For I knew these things well and closed my eyes to you, my ears.   Your face shone on my darkness, [...]

The Art of Discipline

First comes joy's anticipation--beauty to behold. Then the daily drudgery of mastering the tendu. Pulls, tears, breaks--the pain of perfecting technique. Joy becomes something of the past as I am forced into stillness, injured. Then, evidence of healing appears. The unfortunate coincidence becomes the realization that His forethought has been pulling me near, close to the heart [...]

The Dance

In dance, one's center is found through discipline and repetition, grounding and opposition, commitment and passion, humility, taking risks and falling, etc. Nurtured by the creative spirit, it’s where grace and true freedom of movement is found and art is born. And dance is most powerful when shared. To me, it's a metaphor of life [...]