Posts Tagged ‘dance’

Peachy Keen

August 25th, 2011 No comments

I had an emotionally trying day yesterday. A morning meeting that challenged my patience, an audition that went horribly and a silent surge of insecurity that nagged inside like a dripping faucet, slowly but steadily draining reserves of happiness. Then, in the evening, I went to a dance rehearsal. I felt better. Much better! The irony is that the rehearsal was for the production that, earlier in the day, was challenging me. Wherever a shadow, somewhere near there is sun!

Today, while I have plenty of work to do, I am making time for the sunshine in life – preparing peaches and apricots to preserve for Winter’s supply.

Voice is my Weapon of Choice

January 19th, 2011 No comments

Here’s a little something to dance to…a video with FatBoy Slim & Christopher Walken.

If fear of public expression could some how be turned off for the duration of a song, for certain we would have people breaking out into song and dance in all sorts of contagious ways; on buses and trains, in locker rooms (naked) and board rooms, in elevators, at stop signs, in traffic and line-ups in general to anything and anywhere!

What a wonderful world that would be!

Every Thursday evening I attend a community choir practice at the SFU Woodwards/Portland Hotel Society building on West Hastings in Vancouver. It’s good fun with conductor, Vanessa Richards, leading us through songs that range from Negro spirituals to folk lullabies to Paul Simon. Join us!

If our location and time don’t work for you, I encourage you to use your voice as a weapon of choice to slash through the obstacles that stimulate fear, both internal and external. Find a community choir near you or if that’s too public for now, try singing in the shower, while cooking dinner, waiting for the stop light to turn green.

Fear grows in silence and darkness and your voice has the power to illuminate and resonate. Let it do so to inspire joy and peace. Our world needs more of it.