Quote for Today: Mary Starks Whitehouse

Gradually I came to see that movement is one of the great laws of life. It is the primary medium of our aliveness, the flow of energy going on in us like a river all the time, awake or asleep, twenty-four hours a day. Our movement is our behavior; there is a direct connection between what we are like and how we move. Distortion, tension, and deadness in our movement is distortion, tension, and deadness in ourselves.

…It was an important day when I discovered that I did not teach Dance. I taught People… Perhaps there was something in people that danced, a natural impulse, unformed and at first even fugitive. If I could find ways of releasing it, if I could come to grips with what interfered with and prevented its expression, I might find the beginning of what my discovery meant.

Mary Starks Whitehouse, “Reflections on a metamorphosis,” 1969

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