Wednesday, April 13, 2011

ruminating on our dreams

my spring is just this:
a single bamboo shoot
a willow branch
- Issa

Patricia and I felt moved to draw and dance our dreams from last week again this week... dancing our dreams of sending prayers to Japan.

I loved Patricia's drawings of my dance - a series of paint strokes that to me looked like Japanese calligraphy. She shared that the patterns she drew were representing the film of my last dance - 'dreaming, dancing, dancing, dreaming' - the horizon line of the sea and the sky, the footprints in the sand, the movement...
While on a road trip I had to stop for gas and was moved to dance this dance in the Skagit Valley. Although on a 'mission' to get to my destination, I was taken by the mood and the slow-pace of the the cattle beside a red barn. Recalling vaguely the images Patricia and I created, the movements seemed to come from a place of 'body memory...'

Inspired to slow down, ruminate, and dance this dance, inspired by Patricia's dance from last week, her art of my previous dance from last week, her dance of our dreams... and my art of her dance 'dreaming with lee' (below)... germinating seeds of our dreams /prayers to Japan...
Patricia's dance...

Art, dancing, dreaming, ruminating, creating... boundless...
May all beings in Japan feel the the love and prayers of all of us, near and far, surround them.
Lokaha Samastaha Sukhino Bhavantu ~ May all beings everywhere be happy and free from suffering...
Feeling grateful for this practice that allows me to collaborate with others... to dance our dreams and prayers.
Thank you for viewing this blog. I hope you may be inspired in some way, Lee
Music: Antony and the Johnsons
Visit our dance collaboration here: MomoButoh Company


  1. Hi, I adore your dancing, dreaming and everything You may do for THIS world. Be happy in your life, be strong and encouraging by GOD. All the best to YOU, Marzena from Poland

  2. Dear Marzena,
    Thank you so much for such a heartfelt comment. I am very moved to know that you watched my dance and read my blog - from Poland!
    Grateful for the internet that allows people to connect from all around the world! Thank you again, for sharing your words with me - it means a lot to me...