Tuesday, March 27, 2012

in time of daffodils


in time of daffodils(who know
the goal of living is to grow)
forgetting why,remember how

in time of lilacs who proclaim
the aim of waking is to dream,
remember so(forgetting seem)

in time of roses(who amaze
our now and here with paradise)
forgetting if,remember yes

in time of all sweet things beyond
whatever mind may comprehend,
remember seek(forgetting find)

and in a mystery to be
(when time from time shall set us free)
forgetting me,remember me

e e cummings

Monday, March 26, 2012

Scenes from NYC

Oh, how I love NYC. We got to stay in our own huge, beautiful, classic artist loft in Williamsburg w Paul's sis Elizabeth. Here are a few scenes from our favorite haunts - The Roebling Tea Room (isn't that wallpaper pretty?), Pete's candy store and pics of the city itself.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

All Your Longings Know Where to Go...

"All your longings know where to go, but you have to tell them when to open their eyes." 

- Nick Piombino

Monday, March 12, 2012

You Have Everything You Need...

A lovely little book from the talented hand and mind of Rachel Andrzejewski. Thanks for the sweet reminder....

Friday, March 2, 2012


"When we can celebrate and truly own what it is that makes us different, we are able to find the source of our greatest creative power." - Aimee Mullins

I've been thinking a lot about integrity and authenticity these days. And how movement reveals so much about our ability to be honest with ourselves. I loved teaching from this quote this week. When we practice together as a group we are of course there to create momentum as we move in and out of each pose. We go through the same sequences, listen to the same music, everyone wants to feel like they accomplished something by doing each pose well. We need to have a basic understanding of what we are doing in each pose to practice safely and effectively. And we talk about that too. But I really want to emphasize with my students is that there is so much integrity to doing a pose that honors your unique ability in that pose. There is so much authenticity in focusing on what you do well and not being concerned with whether or not you are able to do something as well as the person next to you. To truly be creative you have to be supportive of yourself. What makes you you and trust in the experience you are having as who you are here, now. So we talked about this in my classes this week. We moved through a back bending sequence requiring us to find strength and stay rooted in that as a foundation for practicing honestly and with integrity to our individual capabilities in each pose. Authenticity baby.