When I Am Among the Trees
When I am among the trees,
especially the willows and the honey locust,
equally the beech, the oaks and the pines,
they give off such hints of gladness,
I would almost say that they save me, and daily.
I am so distant from the hope of myself,
in which I have goodness, and discernment,
and never hurry through the world
but walk slowly, and bow often.
Around me the trees stir in their leaves
and call out, "Stay awhile."
The light flows from their branches.
And they call again, "It's simple," they say,
"and you too have come
into the world to do this, to go easy, to be filled
with light, and to shine."
Mary Oliver - from 'Thirst'
Another stump dance :~) Today's dance practice was inspired by the beautiful rust colored natural monolith - the heart of the ancient still standing tree... feeling connected to the the earth and the cycles and transformations of life through the soul / soles of my feet... remembering that everything becomes everything else, eventually...
Thank you for viewing this blog. I hope you may be inspired in some way to dance and connect with the natural world in your environs...
Music: Andrew Bird
Filmed by Brooke
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