Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Ode to Martha Graham

And special thanks to Katy Pomelov for turning me on to this quote and special thanks to Jenny Bold in Chicago for having it at just the right time during our workshop in February.

There is a vitality, a life-force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time this expression is unique. and if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost. The world will not have it! It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open.
~ Martha Graham

Meanwhile, about the typo -- while putting the makeup on, I messed up the second "t" and after cleaning up the stem, I forgot to put the cross on it. People kept asking me what it said and I thought, "I really need to work on the contrast in colors more!" Of course, that was before Laurel pointed out my spell checker let me out of the house with vitalily, not vitality.