Category Archives: Dance

365, Day 102: Moderation

It occurred to me yet again, as I found myself in the midst of my first contra dance weekend, that I do not do moderation well. “Pacing” is a concept that I am only barely intellectually familiar with. To me, … Continue reading

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365, Day 92: Dancing the Blues

I am in the middle of a “theme & variation” phase in which these trees and, to a certain extent, the birds will not leave me alone. I wonder, sometimes, as I sit down to paint and the trees begin … Continue reading

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365, Day 87: Anam Cara

“Your soul knows the geography of your destiny. Your soul alone has the map of your future, therefore you can trust this indirect, oblique side of yourself. If you do, it will take you where you need to go, but … Continue reading

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365, Day 72: Impressions

It’s funny what people notice. I went with friends to the St. Louis Botanical Gardens Wednesday to enjoy the final Whitaker Music Festival performance of 2015. It was an evening of friendship, solidarity, new beginnings accompanied by music, dance, and … Continue reading

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365, Day 69: Far Distant Shore

Sometimes I feel as much of a follow as a lead in this artistic dance of creativity. I sit down with a paintbrush in my hand and before I know it, the painting is leading me off in a direction … Continue reading

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