Thursday, August 12, 2010

obstacles and desire

Dancing with Jung-Ah is an exercise in extreme faith and humility.
I am a crippled mortal next to a mythical creature.
If dance is an adjustment around our obstacles and our desires, then my body is the obstacle, Jung-Ah's dancing is what I desire. And I must have faith that the adjustment is enough. Because the attainment of that desire is impossible.

decolonizing

Someone said that the flat floor was a form of colonialism. The colonialism of straight lines and linear thought on a world of curves and complex textures.

While at Shangri-la, Jason's secret camping spot, a spot that requires bushwhacking through the forest, that requires climbing down a cliff while hanging onto dubious trees and even more dubious ferns, and finally a precarious hike upriver over sometimes-slippery rocks and boulders; it occurred to me that being there was a process of decolonizing my body.

A process of re-awakening my body to its inherent capacity to attend to and negotiate the complexities of the world.