Wednesday, April 13, 2011

awake

Today, my wise man (yes, these days, I have a wise man) said, if you are the only one awake, you end up doing all the work. That is just the way it is.

I guess that is why most people would rather stay asleep.

Monday, April 11, 2011

grace

Last night, as I said goodnight to my child, he said, "Thank you, mama, for loving me the way you do"

Saturday, April 9, 2011

decolonizing III

The face of death has no eyes and no ears.
This is what I learned yesterday from a fierce warrior woman named Dorothy Christian.
And I learned, as she did, that there is no use talking to people who do not see you, who do not hear you.
I realize also, that it is important to peel off your own mask of death. Wake up your eyes, wake up your ears and see, listen.
Then learn to dance with the new sensations.
Peel off the flat floor that conceals the earth, the bones in the earth, the voids in the earth.
Feel the bones in your  body, the voids in your  body.
Then learn the dance that comes from connecting bone to bone, void to void.

Monday, April 4, 2011

I will dance for you

When I say, "I will dance for you", I want it to mean, "I will dance on your behalf."