Does Kathryn need an introduction? I won't embarrass her, but there's a special prize for the first person not on either of our Facebook friend-lists to tell why. I asked Kathryn to write a short post, one I could use here as part of the Eschaton Live Blog. I like it very much.
For me the paying attention, the breath, the movement, all come into the groove of the moment and there is nothing but these things, bigger than these things, simpler than the sum of these things.
Twice lately I’ve had the chance to dance. Considering how important movement and dance is to me, you would think that I’d do it more. (Is all movement dance? Sometimes, often, when I do it. Be here, be here, feet on the ground. . .) But dancing to the music, in the second instance to the drums, reminds me of the deeper (sparklier) bits of what it is to dance: don’t be afraid. Don’t be afraid to be first, to be ugly, to move as if no one or everyone is watching, to do what the breath calls me to do. Don’t be afraid of the Eschaton if you breathedancemovebe. I don’t have a better word for that totality.
Kathryn told me earlier that these comments and guests posts were adding good sparkles to the overall blog - I read 'sparkles' in the sense of adornments to our own thoughts. Sparkles in the sense of strangeness and charm. A vastly different quality of light and insight, like a subatomic dance in a cloud chamber. It comes from the opening of other peoples minds towards each other, perhaps a gentle friction.
I'm going to encourage other people to send stuff in.
Please send stuff in.
I'll add it to the blog. I'll also post to Facebook, see if I can get some interest there, but if you're not feeling up to writing, pass along the thought to someone else.
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