Dance No. 1
"Nature Does Nothing In Vain," and Laraaji
The other side of struggle
is a spaciousness and freedom
from the vantage point of bondage.
Softness, tenderness, and vulnerability
are ruthlessly guarded
by defensiveness, brutality, and violence.
Shame, anger, judgment, and revenge
keep us from welcoming each other
in trust, kinship, and interdependence.
The Divine plays with Lego,
building itself an "I"
with a variety of blocks;
every expression uniquely made.
Leucippus didn't mince words:
"natura nihil frustra facit"
(nature does nothing in vain).
Water in our blood flows,
like all water,
seeking itself in everything.
Waking up from separation,
the play continues,
and we are, at long last,
free to enjoy it for what it is.
(Dance No. 1 - Laraaji)
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