Thursday, August 29, 2013

Currie's Gratitude 29 August 2013

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]

It’s a little odd that Dance is one of my favourite words. But there you go, I am a bit of an odd duck…

I’ve never been any sort of dancer, though I took dance, went to dancing school, tried to learn to two-step in another Life, and once or twice could have been spotted dancing wildly on a table… But enough about me.

Dance is such a remarkable thing. It is in many ways like a song sung through the body. It is unique. Which I think is why Martha Graham’s words resonate so for me.

I don’t want people who want to dance, I want people who have to dance. [George Balanchine]

This is what I’m talking about. This is how other things - writing, imagining, creating… BEing – are for me. I MUST DO them; I’m only playing at BEing alive if I don’t.

Dance when you’re broken open… Dance when you’re perfectly free. [Rumi]

Dance. Move. Express your SELF.

I hope YOU dance… 

I love you, Currie

1 comment:

Rita said...

I used to LOVE to do to dances in my younger days. I grew up when you did your own thing dancing--even when there were steps (mashed potato, pony, twist, etc)--we danced alone all the time. Only touched when it was slow dancing. As a teenager it was Foxy Lady and no rules. Every once in a while I put on oldies and dance around the living room. Karma thinks I am nuts. I don't last long anymore, though--LOL! ;)