Sunday, January 17, 2010

earth smells


"Consider the other kingdoms. The trees for example... Thus the world grows rich, grows wild, and you too, grow rich, grow sweetly wild, as you too were born to be."
Mary Oliver
i have been inspired to dance lately with the darkness surrounding... as a result, feeling more connected to the wild earth rhythms of the pacific northwest and the decreased hours of daylight in the winter months.

"Darkness is the ancient womb. Night time is womb-time. Our souls come out to play. The darkness absolves everything; the struggle for identity and impression falls way."
John O'Donohue

walking in the park in the dark without clear vision allows the other senses to become more sparkly and alive. after raining all day, i was so aware of the rich humus smell of the earth and all that was bedding upon it - the air was moist and each inhalation felt like a gulp of cleansing earth infused air.

"... the dynamic of breathing also takes in the deep world of prayer and meditation, where through the rhythm of the breath you come down into your own primordial level of soul."
John O'Donohue

energetically, there felt like a hum under the surface of the earth... of roots beginning to awaken... i was drawn to a massive tree that had dancing outstretched arms, even in the stillness of the night. there was such a feeling of wanting to connect to this tree, to dance with it's presence, to honor it's precious life...

my daily dance practice...
video
music: deuter
grateful for brooke for filming
see my butoh mentor's beautiful blog here - maureen 'momo' freehill

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