Checking In

Checking In

Well, Hello there! It’s been quite a while since I last visited. I thought I would check in. Obviously, so much has happened that literally NO ONE KNOWS WHERE TO BEGIN. It’s been little over a week, how can we get through four years of this? Some mornings...

Decisions

Our decisions are going to have more and more weight as we edge towards January and whatever future will arrive. Even the smallest of decisions. They matter. Everything we do matters.  It either adds to the nice list, or the naughty list. And it’s up to us what list...

Today’s Thoughts on Living

Thoughts on Living Today: I think the moment I stopped being able to put complete sentences, or thoughts for that matter together was when a known rapist (amongst other things) was confirmed president-elect of our country, the United States of America. Waking up in...

More Like Grief

My tutor asked the American students if we were moping about our election. What a HUGE understatement. Moping? Really? GRIEF. DEVASTATION. SHOCK. PANIC. ANGER. SORROW. BOMBSHELL. TRAUMA. DISGUST. SURPRISE. FEAR. DEPRESSION. HOPELESSNESS. SADNESS. FAILURE....

Today’s Thoughts on Current Events

We must not allow the hate he inspires eek into our own bones. We must not allow the fear he conjures drive us forward or freeze us still. We must not allow the wall he promises to build raise itself in our hearts.  We must not allow the many divides he fabricates,...
We Need to Talk About…

We Need to Talk About…

Basically everything.  I have a lot of things to say. We all do. But do we? Do we say what’s really on our mind or what’s in our heart? We definitely don’t tell the stranger sitting next to us about our intimate fears, traumas, dramas, questions,...
FEAR

FEAR

” I hold the line, the line of strength that pulls me through the fear “ -Peter Gabriel Fear. What an interesting feeling. What a powerful force. There’s lots to be said about fear. Many, many people have discussed it, written about it, defeated it,...
The Importance of Apples

The Importance of Apples

When I came home last November, I thought it would only be here a short while. Nothing longer than five months…maximum stay. I would come home, go to a semester at the local junior college then intern somewhere. There were many ideas and scenarios that I...
Environment

Environment

Environment. It’s kind of an important thing. And recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about my own environment. Where I am. What’s in it. Who’s in it. Things that surround, things that shape. Things that inspire and things that expire. Textures...
IT’S A PILE OF DIRT!

IT’S A PILE OF DIRT!

‘And I took you by the hand And we stood tall, And remembered our own land, What we lived for’ -Mumford & Sons This post is perhaps more for me, than it is for you. Please think of the following body of text as large, public note to self that may or...

Stretching Through

Here we are again. In the dance studio. Picture about thirty sweaty people lying on the floor belly side down. Now, imagine all thirty of these sweaty people reaching their left toe to the opposite corner in the attempt to stretch so much that the only thing one can...

Just A Few Things

Hello All! It’s a short post today with a few odds, ends and (hopefully) interesting tidbits. Reading has been bumped up on my To Do List. I read on my daily bus ride and completely forget that a crack addict is sitting next to me. It’s great! Here are a...
Boredom Leads To Beginnings

Boredom Leads To Beginnings

It was August, in Georgia. A hot, humid, sticky Savannah summer. And I was bored. Very bored and desperately trying to avoid leaving the house. However, that day I felt compelled by an antique sale to leave the house. Wearing as much clothing as Southern Summers...

Finding the Floor

Keep the earth below my feet For all my sweat, my blood runs weak Let me learn from where I have been -Mumford & Sons There’s something special about dance. Something that no other ‘thing’ really has. Dance encompasses just about everything in...
A Little Bit About Time

A Little Bit About Time

So open up my eyes to a new light I wandered ’round your darkened land all night But I lift up my eyes to a new high And indeed there will be time -Mumford & Sons and Baaba Maal   I’ll get straight to it… Despite the feeling that time is fleeting...
Good Things Take Time…

Good Things Take Time…

We all wait. Things take time.  It seems like an eternity until you look back, open the door and discover that YOU made something happen.    It’s been about six years since freshman year of high school, three years ago I began college, 15 months ago I...
It’s Out of My Hands…

It’s Out of My Hands…

 “You can imagine what the architects had in mind — a shifting kaleidoscope grotto or a brilliant chrysalis formed by one of nature’s more flamboyant creatures. Unfortunately, what’s been delivered is a clown’s sleeve.” —Robert Bevan The Serpentine...
The Expletive Entry

The Expletive Entry

“I’ve been work work work work working on my shit” -Iggy Azalea Sometimes there are situations in life when one must simply say “fuck it”. Yes, I just said fuck. There are moments when one is not able to fully analyze a situation and must...

New Beginnings…

“This is the rule I always give myself: that nothing new can come from a situation that involves being free or that does’t involve suffering.” -Rei Kawakubo There are some days when one needs to be reminded why we do the things we do. Why we pursue...

Good Things Take Time

We all wait. Things take time. It seems like an eternity until you look back, open the door and discover that YOU made something happen. It’s been about six years since freshman year of high school, three years ago I began college, 15 months ago I realized that...