a few thoughts on lingering…

Yesterday in my South End Studio NIA class, my friend and instructor Sabrina talked about lingering. She spoke about savoring moments…quiet, personal awareness, and being intentional about not letting those moments fade from memory (or sensation) too soon.

linger: to be slow in parting or in quitting something

This had resonance for me. I’ve thought a lot about lingering over the last 24 hours.

I find beauty and inspiration in so many realms all day, every day. I generally see this part of me as a gift. Sometimes, however, the frequency can feel more like a curse…perhaps lingering is the solution.

I want to linger in the face of…

awe

curiosity

memory

spark

wonder

delight

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers, and I linger on the shore, And the individual withers and the world is more and more.Tennyson

Thank you Sabrina! ❤️

B-team photos part II

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Part II

Here is another batch of photos I never took a second look at once they had been downloaded.  They are much better in black and white.  These images just didn’t spark my interest.  I guess this speaks to the singular drive of my creative life—making something out of nothing.

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John Lennon on Happiness

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I am sort of unfairly mad at my daughter Lucy because she wants to concentrate on her studies and not take two dance classes on Wednesday afternoons. I think her 8th grade marks are less important than the joy of movement. But, she has to get there on her own and I need to leave her alone and let her take her own path. There are lots of ways to live a life. We all make our own choices. Thank you for reminding me of this Lucy and Mr. Lennon.