Wednesday, March 3, 2010

rainbow sunset

The park beside us is magical - 650 acres 10 minutes from downtown. It astounds me every time I am there - pretty much daily, as it is a place that nourishes the soul. It is easy to spend hours wandering the trails and on weekdays it is common to barely see another human being there.
Walking from the forest out onto the open field literally took my breath away as the glow of the sun setting against the grassy knoll was like liquid gold. After dancing with the sun setting I turned to see a rainbow in the sky behind me.

As I propped the camera up on a log, I didn't know that for much of the dance I was mostly out of the screen - a filming challenge with the tripod :~)
"There is only one question: how to love this world." Mary Oliver

In-spite of the filming glitch, today's dance practice was one of celebration and of loving this world - of honoring the beauty and the wonders of our mama earth.

Grandfather Sun, Mother Earth and Father Sky... we honor you, we give thanks to you!
The Sun

Have you ever seen
in your life
more wonderful

than the way the sun,
every evening,
relaxed and easy,
floats toward the horizon

and into the clouds or the hills,
or the rumpled sea,
and is gone--
and how it slides again

out of the blackness,
every morning,
on the other side of the world,
like a red flower

streaming upward on its heavenly oils,
say, on a morning in early summer,
at its perfect imperial distance--
and have you ever felt for anything
such wild love--
do you think there is anywhere, in any language,
a word billowing enough
for the pleasure

that fills you,
as the sun
reaches out,
as it warms you

as you stand there,
or have you too
turned from this world--

or have you too
gone crazy
for power,
for things?

Mary Oliver

Thank you for viewing / reading this blog. Perhaps you may feel inspired to connect with and dance with the natural world where you live. How do you show your love for this world? I would enjoy hearing about it if you are in any way inspired :~)

There is a film in the black space below:
Music: Aiko Shimado and Elizabeth Falconer
Visit my butoh mentor's beautiful blog here: Maureen 'Momo' Freehill

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