Dance, like sunlight, is a fundamental art. Who has never danced? The world of nature and the worlds of art coexist to create expressive ecologies in which the stories of our human lives play out on the world stage. Nature, of which we are a part, is intelligent design—an ever unfolding artistic expression. When we recognize nature itself as artist, it may become easier to access and express our own inherent creative life force and expression.
So go ahead and throw open wide, the windows of your heart and soul—dance with the sun and stars, sing with the wind and waves.
舞 dance after passing so many moons my feet reunited with tabi and tatami delight, in mosslike spring of steps while the folds of my kimono breathe, together with this dancing body and obi’s embrace yields floating spaces in the light orbits of wrists elbows and hip creases, and knees lowering to the floor i raise my mai-ohgi skywards leaving trails of sparkles twinkling in this room full of twilight i am dancing my love into prayer my heart into song my soul into a poem for this weary world, and for my beloved who, among the stars dances with me
*tabi: a kind of Japanese sock with a split between the big toes and other toes
*tatami: traditional Japanese flooring made of straw
*kimono: traditional Japanese clothing
*obi: the belt-like sash worn to secure kimono in place
*mai-ohgi: dance fan (a close-up is pictured in the photo above)