Lean forward into your life... catch the best bits and the finest wind. Just tip your feathers in flight a wee bit and see how dramatically that small lean can change your life. -- Mary Anne Radmacher, Lean Forward Into Your Life: Begin Each Day as If It Were on Purpose Public Domain Image … Continue reading Quote for Today: Mary Anne Radmacher
The mockingbird took a single step into the air and dropped. His wings were still folded against his sides as though he were singing from a limb and not falling, accelerating thirty-two feet per second, through empty air. Just a breath before he would have been dashed to the ground, he unfurled his wings with … Continue reading Quote for Today: Annie Dillard
"They are angry with me, because I know what I am." Said the little eagle. "How do you know that they are angry with you?" "Because, they despise me for wanting to soar, they only want me to peck at the dirt, looking for ants, with them. But I can't do that. I don't have … Continue reading Quote for Today: C. JoyBell C.
If I cannot fly... Let me sing. --Stephen Sondheim, "Green Finch and Linnet Bird" from Sweeney Todd Image: Bird in cage/ Fisheye © Aleera with CCLicense
There is nothing else in magic but the wild thought of the bird as it casts itself into the void. There is no creature upon the earth with such potential for magic. Even the least of them may fly straight out of this world and come by chance to the Other Lands. Where does the … Continue reading Quote for Today: Susanna Clarke
Rock climbers have a special relationship with surfaces they climb. What happens when this elevated awareness is fused with dance? https://vimeo.com/106840781 Have you ever dreamt of flying, of twisting and turning through the air with no fear? Amelia Rudolph had this dream often as a child. One day, when rock climbing in the Sierra Mountains of California, … Continue reading Flights of Fancy: Bandaloop Dances in Air
For unmeasurable periods, I seem divorced from my body, as though I were an awareness spreading out through space, over the earth and into the heavens, unhampered by time or substance, free from the gravitation that binds to heavy human problems of the world. My body requires no attention. It's not hungry. It's neither warm … Continue reading Quote for Today: Charles Lindbergh