I swam eagerly to the misty forest, and I ran freely with the wolves.
The star of hope inside my heart was given, of course to the gallant knight I so captured in my rampant rapture,
But what I didn’t see that underneath the armor was just a beautiful baby boy with rosy cheeks.
I didn’t have time to think, bliss broke the vase that contained my will, what splintered out were the remains of the past that I needed dreadfully.
Now tick tock goes the clock, and somehow Jekyll and Hyde came out to play.
For all the tears, angry words, and hysterical laughter,
Bury me under the yellow brick road because I don’t know where to go, or what character to play.
Maggie Walker of Groove Catalyst andRadiant Threads recently found herself on the road to joy that comes from hoop dance. She says, “One of my most influential teachers in the hoop once said at a workshop, ‘Dance first. Hoop Second.’ I wrote it on the mirror in my living room. I have been hooping a lot more than I have been *dancing* lately, and on this night I felt called to really DANCE it out. I found a song that I have loved for years (that carries a lot of emotional history for me) and let it reverberate through my body.” The result is awesome. She’s living in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, and the soundtrack for this is “The Road To Joy” by Bright Eyes and it’s available on iTunes. Parental Warning (NSFW): Song contains profanity.
This is <3
Justin Bower, Dilation, oil on canvas, 7’ x 6’, 2013, courtesy of the Unix Gallery
to the sound of music, Mother Mary sings to me, let it be….
Robert Doble, Choroid Plexus, 2011, gloss enamel on chromogenic print, mounted on aluminium composite board, 178 x 125 cm