Christine asks, "Shall we dance?" And she shares several music offerings and a poem.
This line from Lord of the Dance speaks to me: Dance, then, wherever you may be.
I have been retired since June 2018, almost five years. I've been learning new dances as I move further away from my teaching days (complicated by the two years that was the pandemic when time stood still). Maybe I have learn some of these dances before but they have a new twist, a new nuance.
I am learning the dance of 70, feeling more sassy, curious.
I am learning the dance of art, or creating.
I am learning the dance of rejection and acceptance as I submit poems for publications.(I've submitted more this year than another year).
I am learning the dance of grief as friends and acquaintances struggle with health and family issues.
I am learning the dance of intuition, discovering my visual signatures of the moon and spiral, both dancing n the universe.
I am thinking of this art piece above as I danced with it into creation. It will have a companion piece, "You can dance, no matter where you are."
Dance wherever you may be in joy, in love, in grief, and for each season.
5/4/2023 12:32:06 pm
I so agree with Arjeha! The joy is there!
5/4/2023 06:35:11 pm
Jone this is beautiful. I love that you are dancing with sassy! Love your artwork with your signature moon. This piece embodies your sparkle.
5/5/2023 03:02:37 am
Love the interconnectedness of dance, creating, overcoming, and embracing the facets of life - and the invitation!
5/5/2023 07:03:47 am
You are learning the dance of inspiration as I dance alongside you on this journey.
5/5/2023 07:50:50 am
Jone, what a beautiful post. In all these things, we can dance. I love the beginning of your lines: "I am learning the dance of..." Yes, to learning at 65 and 70 and beyond. I love that. I too want to learn the dances of joy, love, grief. Thank you for sharing your heart.
5/5/2023 07:38:04 pm
Jone: I like your mixed media art and especially your poem of new dances. I certainly can relate to them. It is a good time of life, even when the dancing gets slower. Shine on!
What a beautiful poem you shared with us! I like how you're learning to dance through all the seasons. I've been retired since 2014 and still trying to weed through my files. I need to learn a new dance for saying goodbye to the paper!
5/8/2023 08:05:10 am
Jone, it is so lovely that you added a beautiful mixed media package (art and poetry). I like the repetitive perspective on what you learned over the years. I feel your celebratory stance in this post and wish you a continued dancing spirit to create...
5/9/2023 11:05:17 am
I'm grateful for your encouragement, Jone, to dance no matter what - to persevere. I'll be digging deep for some of that.
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