for once, today, i experienced true happiness. It was the moment i stopped caring, stopped thinking, and for a few moments, everything was perfect.
We participated in a dance class today where we tested our limits and let go. Let go of everything, closed our eyes, and just paid attention to movement
changing of body weight, the way your body responds
how swinging your arm could move your entire body forward.
I never understood the 'if your down, just get up and jump' or 'dance around'
but when told to just 'feel' and become'attentive' everything else vanishes
its just you, your limbs, skin,bones,muscles, joints
the air that bounces off your palms and your swooping head
buckling knees and curved spine
and although the endorphins are now gone, it was meditation in movement
elation and freedom
we all looked like silly billies
or swaying branches
but it felt great
and reminded me of my poem 'falling' and not letting go. but i never realized that the fall didn't have to hurt
if you lose control and let your body find its way down, your hands will catch your fall
and you'll feel free
so next time you hold on too tight or think too much
just shut your eyes
and listen to your body
feel the air touch your fingertips
and just spin and prance and fall and let your body go places its never been
just this once