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September 12th, 2013


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05:16 pm - Dancing Toward the Weekend
It is true that my original subject line was going to be "Crawling toward the Weekend," because, oh my fucking whatsit, this has been a crazy-busy couple of days. But as I was typing the original subject line, the dust jacket of my Reading Dance anthology caught my eye.

The jacket's spine -- it is a very thick spine, because it's a very thick book -- has Martha Graham striking a pose rigorous and sharp above the title and Mikhail Baryshnikov stretched out below it. Inspirational!

The Dangerous Dog is currently snuggled behind the desk (as is his wont), but I can get up and strike a rigorous, sharp pose or two. The question is, do I choose music to accompany this or do I dance to the unheard but real music of the universe? (Note: in this case, I can't hear the music of the universe because the rumbles of the air conditioner, the refrigerator, and the wine chiller are so loud. Also the oscillating fans. My house totally obscures any celestial or terrestial harmony.)

This morning I danced as part of my cardio workout, but it was to whatever random videos came up on VH1 and MTV Hits -- I switched between them when displeased by singer-songwriter lethargy or commercials. Now? Hmmm.

I could play like I'm a dancer in a Mark Morris troupe and dance to Handel or similar.

I could dance like Cyd Charisse, but I don't have backing dancers and my pencil skirt would split if I attempted a high kick.

So I think I'll put on a little Janelle Monae (with Erykah Badu) and work off the day. "It's hard to stop rebels that time-travel...."

May you be able to ease out of your stresses, however you do it!

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From:janus_74
Date:September 12th, 2013 09:34 pm (UTC)
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I applaud your dancing in whatever form it takes.
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From:laurawise
Date:September 12th, 2013 11:35 pm (UTC)
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The Dangerous Dog was less impressed, I must admit. ;)

Cheers and a great evening, T!
From:gwynnega
Date:September 12th, 2013 09:37 pm (UTC)
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I think Janelle Monae is the music of the universe. :-)

::hugs::
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From:laurawise
Date:September 12th, 2013 11:36 pm (UTC)
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Co-signed! :)

[hugs] Happy Thursday evening!
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From:mamculuna
Date:September 12th, 2013 09:50 pm (UTC)
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OK, next time a video! Janell, Erykah, and Laura! We want to see it!
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From:laurawise
Date:September 12th, 2013 11:36 pm (UTC)
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Heee. I wouldn't dare to dance next to those awesome women. :)

Cheers and a great evening!
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From:mobile_alh
Date:September 12th, 2013 09:57 pm (UTC)
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Are all the planets out of alignment just now...squared, cubed, tesseracted?

Here is also the crazy but I applaud your instinct to dance. perhaps that will reduce my own stress over back to back brook fairs/comic shows.

I will attempt Mountain Pose. And breathe.

Hugs and the best of weekends to you!
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From:laurawise
Date:September 12th, 2013 11:37 pm (UTC)
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Alas for the crazy of both your place and mine, but I hope that your stress lessens despite the other stuff.

Hugs hugs and breathing!
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From:freixenet
Date:September 12th, 2013 10:00 pm (UTC)
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http://youtu.be/LIAZWb9_si4 here's your star song, L. Doesn't really lend itself to sharp strong poses...does it? Maybe it does!

ETA: WHOA Janelle Monae!! This is fabulous dance music. Thanks for the link!





Edited at 2013-09-12 10:05 pm (UTC)
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From:laurawise
Date:September 12th, 2013 11:37 pm (UTC)
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Janelle Monae is awesome! She's also got a new song (alas, not on Youtube) with Prince!

Cheers and the music of the universe to you.
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From:stateless82
Date:September 13th, 2013 02:53 am (UTC)
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The Janelle Monae was twenty-eight kinds of wonderful.

And Cyd Charisse's back-up dancers were something I don't think I've ever seen before.

Tomorrow is Friday! The possibility of putting a dot at the end of this week is pretty darn exciting.
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From:laurawise
Date:September 13th, 2013 10:26 am (UTC)
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Janelle Monae is awesomeness incarnate! :)

And hurrah hurrah for the end of the week and for you, S! [hugs]
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From:anne_d
Date:September 13th, 2013 02:56 am (UTC)
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Dance like no one is watching. *Hugs*
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From:laurawise
Date:September 13th, 2013 10:28 am (UTC)
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That's one aphorism I can get behind!

Cheers and hugs to you, A.
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From:stevie_carroll
Date:September 13th, 2013 12:31 pm (UTC)
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I am determined to do two full sets of my physiotherapy exercises today, as Im supposed to.

Thanks for reminding me, and Happy Friday!
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From:laurawise
Date:September 13th, 2013 07:26 pm (UTC)
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I hope the two full sets of exercises were helpful -- cheers for you, Stevie, and a good start to your weekend!
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From:scarlettgirl
Date:September 13th, 2013 03:04 pm (UTC)
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Sometimes, you just gotta. ;-)

*hugs*
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From:laurawise
Date:September 13th, 2013 07:27 pm (UTC)
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I see your icon, and I realize that River Song is someone who dances as a matter of course. :)

Cheers and hugs to you!

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