Autumn 2014

35.

Small Windows of Time

 

'The strain of being at two places at once, of needing to accommodate two opposite conditions of truthfulness simultaneously'- is the articulation of Seamus Heaney tonight, this time- in dance.

Seamus's point of view: 'We are not the source but are perched on the periphery, looking on.' Oh, I wouldn't be so sure about that, but I guess it is just another point of view, 'contributing to the question at the heart of this piece'... On the other hand Hey, who can trace those layers of thought of Seamus Heaney, hehe

Buddha said: 'The essence of life is suffering.'

Heaney: 'Admit, get comfortable with this understanding and insoluble problem will lose its logic.'

Okay, I know that I suffer.

 

I watch the questions put into motions, how interesting. They dance Reflection vs. Responding. They dance suffering in fixity of a place. They strike the moves of 'when places (and people?) decay- they become most open and vulnerable'. They dance on repeat a few times which tackles my question: 'Does repetition relates to adaptation?'

'... to accommodate you have to wait. Go slow, letter by letter, do not jump ahead.' Has somebody just said that or it is all in my head?

My mind swings and no longer registers. Consciousness makes new words from random letters that on the stage; dancer's heart pulsates, smoke released to bury the loss...

          starts shifting... suggesting you move towards the attachment (once lost) to LOVE...

 

 

(... incredibly exuberant mindful evening with Liz Roche's 'Neither Either' in Home of Dance- Firkin Crane Theatre.)


'The seed of suffering in you may be strong, but don't wait until you have no more suffering before allowing yourself to be happy.'  (Thich Nhat Hanh)

 

'All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.'  (Helen Keller)

 

'There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.'  (Buddha)

 

by Brigita Stasun