Even though dance has been a focus for many years, I find a new and deepening curiosity about what is feasible in my movements as I respond to the music or to the silence or to my rocky, chaotic thoughts.
Is it possible to develop stronger and more committed dance expression even as I head toward the 57-year-old mark? Seems so. The more I dance, the better I get at it.
I’ve upped the bar recently by taking yoga classes regularly. How can a dancer be so stiff? I’m finding muscle, ligament and pain barriers I did not know existed in my well-stretched body. Even my dream-world is waking up through the intense focus of deep yogic practice.
As my body opens –so does my mind and spirit. My dreamworld is getting populated by metaphorical travels into my psyche. The symbolism is striking. On reflecting on a dream that I had last night while in a back bend in yoga class, an inquiry bloomed in my mind: Which reality do you want to dream?