The dancer's body is simply the luminous manifestation of the soul. The true dance is an expression of serenity; it is controlled by the profound rhythm of inner emotion. Emotion does not reach the moment of frenzy out of a spurt of action; it broods first, it sleeps like the life in the seed, and … Continue reading Quote for Today: Isadora Duncan
Have you ever created something that made you feel more alive? Amazing things can happen when we follow our passion. Delizioso, Image © Dane Gallery Mary Ann Toots Zynsky, known as Toots, decided as a pre-teen that she was meant to be an artist, beginning her creative life as a painter and sculptor. … Continue reading A Testament to Motion: The Art of Toots Zynsky
In the beginning, there was noise. Noise begat rhythm, and rhythm begat everything else. -Mickey Hart, Rhythms of the Universe Public Domain Image: Abell 1744 galaxy cluster, NASA, ESA, and J. Lotz, M. Mountain, A. Koekemoer, and the HFF Team
Rhythm is one of the principal translators between dream and reality. Rhythm might be described as, to the world of sound, what light is to the world of sight. It shapes and gives new meaning. -Edith Sitwell Image: Let there be light © Paulo Philippidis with CCLicense
When we got to the part where we had to improvise an argument in a poetic language, I got cold feet. "I can't do this," I said. "I don't know what to say." "Say anything," he said. "You can't make a mistake when you improvise." "What if I mess it up? What if I screw … Continue reading Quote for Today: Patti Smith
Time is a social institution and not a physical reality. There is, in other words, no such thing as time in the natural world - the world of stars and waters, clouds, mountains and living organisms. There is such a thing as rhythm - rhythm of tides, rhythm of biological processes. -Alan Watts, "Time, the … Continue reading Quote for Today: Alan Watts
Rhythm creates a pattern of yearning and expectation, of recurrence and difference. It is related to the pulse, the heartbeat, the way we breathe. It takes us into ourselves; it takes us out of ourselves. It differentiates us; it unites us to the cosmos. -Edward Hirsch, "Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking"