dance.

November 16, 2017 § 1 Comment

“Dance is the hidden language of the soul” ― Martha Graham

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“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

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“Let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf. Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone, Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping. For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts. And stand together, yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.” ― Kahlil Gibran
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“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.” – Martha Graham
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“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. … No artist is pleased. [There is] no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others” ― Martha Graham
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“Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up. This is the trick. This is what all these teachers and philosophers who really counted, who really touched the alchemical gold, this is what they understood. This is the shamanic dance in the waterfall. This is how magic is done. By hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering it’s a feather bed.”
Terence McKenna
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“I loved her not for the way she danced with my angels, but for the way the sound of her name could silence my demons” ― Christopher Poindexter
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“All that is important is this one moment in movement. Make the moment important, vital, and worth living. Do not let it slip away unnoticed and unused.” ― Martha Graham
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Dance like there’s no tomorrow…

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“like you wanted to do the first night we met…”  – Wyatt Earp
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celebrate.

December 15, 2016 § Leave a comment

“Claim your space. Draw a circle of light around it. Push back against the dark. Don’t just survive. Celebrate.” – Charles Frazier

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“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.”
Audre Lorde, Our Dead Behind Us: Poems

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“If you celebrate your differentness, the world will, too. It believes exactly what you tell it—through the words you use to describe yourself, the actions you take to care for yourself, and the choices you make to express yourself. Tell the world you are one-of-a-kind creation who came here to experience wonder and spread joy. Expect to be accommodated.”
Victoria Moran, Lit From Within: Tending Your Soul For Lifelong Beauty

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Humble and kind.

September 2, 2016 § Leave a comment

“Being humble means recognizing that we are not on earth to see how important we can become, but to see how much difference we can make in the lives of others” – Gordon B. Hinckley

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“The mind is sharper and keener in seclusion and uninterrupted solitude. No big laboratory is needed in which to think. Originality thrives in seclusion free of outside influences beating upon us to cripple the creative mind. Be alone, that is the secret of invention; be alone, that is when ideas are born. That is why many of the earthly miracles have had their genesis in humble surroundings.” – Tesla

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Clouds.

June 5, 2012 § Leave a comment

Struts: (Jack Weston)  Hey, ace, would you do me a little favor, please?
Patrick O’ Malley: (Tom Selleck)  Yeah, sure.
Struts: Just remember that, uh, remember the – the ox is slow, but the earth is patient.

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Exquisite video and music:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ea0QKcEBR6k

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOQY071xGbo&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-vX1xniCbg

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Last Train Home (Railway Version)

October 10, 2011 § Leave a comment

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmJdCpEPIWs

VINTAGE TRAIN ENGLAND

VINTAGE TRAIN CAR

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