Sunday, June 27, 2010

mirrors, movements, maps

"You're afraid of what you might be, so you can't be anything at all."

This, from Marilyn French's 1977 novel The Women's Room, which I finished reading just a few days ago. Now this isn't a book review, so I won't go into an in-depth discussion of the text itself. I will say that it was a wonderful read and invaluable for anyone interested/involved in "women's studies."

Saturday, June 12, 2010

I wonder as I wander


Does the Universe always speak in a language you understand? Otherwise, how would you get the message? Are there intended messages, or just created meanings? Is the world really chaos and randomness, out of which we only perceive order? Do we just make it up as we go along--this "reality"? Are we getting closer to or moving further away from God? I'm convinced we will never fully understand--as a couple of really smart witches like to say, we're like ants trying to understand a computer.


The Universe--and my own Self--has been telling me to dance, so I've finally heeded the call and signed up for two dance workshop series, both of which happen to be just for women. I imagine Maman Brigitte must be smiling secretly to herself. I'm hoping that this conscious movement and cultivation of fluidity in body will open me up in other ways...