You are a Masterpiece.
— when my mother struggles to spell a word in english
I want to break the entire language
into little pieces
so the edges of these letters
will stop cutting her
— aysha via Diaspora Defiance (via sifragos)
I love being horribly straightforward. I love sending reckless text messages (because how reckless can a form of digitized communication be?) and telling people I love them and telling people they are absolutely magical humans and I cannot believe they really exist. I love saying, “Kiss me harder,” and “You’re a good person,” and, “You brighten my day.” I live my life as straight-forward as possible.
Because one day, I might get hit by a bus.
Maybe it’s weird. Maybe it’s scary. Maybe it seems downright impossible to just be—to just let people know you want them, need them, feel like, in this very moment, you will die if you do not see them, hold them, touch them in some way whether its your feet on their thighs on the couch or your tongue in their mouth or your heart in their hands.
But there is nothing more beautiful than being desperate.
And there is nothing more risky than pretending not to care.
We are young and we are human and we are beautiful and we are not as in control as we think we are. We never know who needs us back. We never know the magic that can arise between ourselves and other humans.
We never know when the bus is coming."
When there’s too much shit you need to get done at once
things to be happy about:
- the feeling of sunshine on your skin
- coffee in the garden first thing in the morning
- parks that have ducks
- the smell of summer
- butterflies (both literal and otherwise)
- songs that give you goosebumps every time
- the fact that people care about you
Switch coffee to Chai Tea Latte, and Summer to Spring.
I experienced all these within the past week. So thankful for the stars
- Every time a guy says “nooo don’t cut your hair!” -
Me: Aight that’s it I’m cutting it.
What a lovely self-assessment, Jacelyn. You make so many comments that I want to highlight. “Dance is so much more than pointing your toe at the right time…” “So often…we don’t notice our improvements…It’s always the little things that matter.” It brought me joy to read it.
One way to further access rhythm, emotions, and body language in dancing is through the breath. The diaphragm is a muscle and it moves in a way that connects the upper body to the lower body, and the external world with the internal world. We can think about using our breath to affect our quality of movement. I extend an inhale or an exhale through fluid phrases and I “punch” the breath for more staccato like dancing. You can “sing” the rhythm with your breath. Focusing on the breath gives us a very internal sense of the movement and it provides support for moving.
It’s true that the presence of the camera changes everyone’s energy and attention. In some ways, it simulates the changes that might occur in a performance. The elements of your dancing that get a lot of attention are more pronounced and the habits of attention that are not as strong are often forgotten in this setting. Then we can make a decision about where we want our thoughts to be and what habits we would like to develop.
It is so good to have your energy and dancing in class. I look forward to witnessing your progress over the rest of the semester."
— My dance teacher is every kind of lovely