That thing is happening to my brain:
I walk into the kitchen and I can’t remember why I walked into the kitchen.
I start to give an instruction in class and half way through I can’t remember the instruction I’m giving.
I’m driving and I can’t remember where I’m driving too.
I’ve started saying words wrong, like when my nephew asked me what that body part is called that includes the thigh and the butt:
“That’s called a launch.”
“Don’t you mean HAUNCH?”
Right right right, HAUNCH.
Twice now, I have left the house half dressed.
That time I wrote you about when I got into the car to go to work with no pants on.
The second time, which happened last month, I left the house without a shirt.
One good thing that has come out of all of this are those times when I’m going about my day and, out of nowhere, a yucky thought moves through, and a heaviness fills me.
The yucky thought might be something like:
“Oh no, I said it wrong, did it wrong, wrote it wrong, am all around wrong.”
But then, half way through the thought, I can’t remember what I’m thinking about that’s creating such a heaviness within me, and that’s kinda nice….watching the thought fall apart before it lands.
It’s a little confusing to me, this change of brain, but it’s okay too.
With everything that’s going on, forgetting, even for an instant, gives me the tiniest room to breath.
And in that breath, I remember what I love and care about, cherish and hold dear.
Kinda like the eclipses on Monday….just for an instant, it was like the whole world took a breath together and remembered.
What do you love?
What do you care about and cherish?
What do you hold dear?
That’s your dance mission for the week: Forget so that you can remember.
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Warmth and Fondness,
Joanna and The Agitators
sweetly agitating/persistently upending (except I wrote remembering instead of upending).
FREE DANCE CLASSES are coming up, & I’d love to have you join me!
Based in improvisational practice with a bent toward somatic experience, this class is a place for you to explore the potential of your dancing body, in your own way and in your own time, with respect, curiosity, and courage.
All levels of experience are welcomed. On that note: If you feel fearful, timid, or unsure, but are curious enough to try, know that you will be welcomed into this improvisational dance class with open arms.
Tuesday, Sept 5th: 10:15am-12:15pm
Thursday, Sept 7th: 10:15am-12:15pm
at The Boulder Circus Center
4747 26th Street in Boulder.
Email if you plan to come to one or both of the above free classes so that I can save a spot for you!
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