dance #288, dying orchid

dance #288, dying orchidSunday October 4, 2009

Dying orchid

10:05 p.m. A 6 minute warm-up and 2 minute dance in the living room with a withering orchid. One flower robust and full of life. The other bloom exhausted. Releasing its hold on life. Feeling the collapse of the petals. One petal in-folding, the others shrinking back. The dance moves with this gesture. In-curving. In-gathering. Contraction to seed. In step with the seasons. The buds of these flowers first appeared in May.  It was a cloudy day. Rains returned. And then there was a late afternoon showering of sun. The house misses Alice.

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~ by nmyers on October 4, 2009.

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