Thursday, June 10, 2010

river run trail

What is the body?
What is love?
What is hidden in our chests?
What else?
Let the Beloved be a hat pulled down firmly on my head...
Someone asks, How does love have hands and feet?
Love is the sprouting-bed for hands and feet!
Don't ask what love can do!
Look at the colors of the world.
The riverwater moving in all the rivers at once...


Today's dance practice was in this incredible river valley near Mazama... I wanted to breathe the beauty into my heart, and allow it to cultivate there... indefinitely...

Grateful for this practice as taught by my mentor, Momo, that enables a feeling of embodiment of the natural word through dance.

Although I have seen many bears while living in rural British Columbia, I have never seen a cinnamon coloured bear such as the cub we saw today - I didn't even know there were 'cinnamon black bears'. Fearful that mama bear might be nearby, I unfortunately wasn't able to film it's beauty... although I found a picture of one - see the link: here :~)

Thank you for viewing this blog. I hope you may feel inspired to dance amongst the beauty of wild things where you are on this incredible planet...
Music: Deuter
Filmed by Brooke
Visit my butoh mentor's inspiring blog here: Maureen 'Momo' Freehill


  1. river water moving in all the rivers at once
    again, so beautiful, hard to believe it's real
    noticing the sap, the water, holding a cloud in your hand, touching the sky
    I'm grateful that you are taking part in the creation of this beauty and that you're sharing it here
    (and bears too? how magical is that!)
    and to Brooke, bravo on the camera work

  2. This is so utterly moving, enrapturing, astounding. True beauty being expressed through the human body