dance #323, ordinary affects: distracted attention

dance #323, ordinary affects distracted attentionSunday November 8, 2009

Ordinary affects: distracted attention

10:00 p.m. to 10:25 p.m. A series of half-dances moving from my room to my study. Interrupted by occasional shifts in attention. Stretching out taught muscles, tidying papers, and organizing the space. Then back to a dance. Then to stillness. Pausing to just listen. Scattered and calm at the same time. Clearing a place for a different kind of attention just by paying attention to distractions. Body aches distract from articulating movements. Dances turn outward then inward then to stillness. Alice is loving and attentive tonight. It was a glorious day. Hot and sunny. The light just glimmering off the few leaves that remain on the trees. High Park was bustling with hoards of people on every path.

~ by nmyers on November 8, 2009.

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