No better time than now to start flaunting that attitude of gratitude.
Sustain the spark that you’ve kept dim,
Hidden by cupped hands in near prayer.
Candles are made to show light.
Clutching the embers to the chest
Sears the hands with selfish worry -
A burn touching more than the skin.
Instead set it out for others to see
With passion – your new lantern’s oil.
Enough to return glow to any fading pallor,
It would be you, all light,
that rises and falls in my chest.
Each inhalation, an embrace
of two twin forms made to couple with
the aching muscle named for love.
Ebb and flow as you must,
that we may revel in each swift reunion.
Make space in your heart for me, my dear.
I shall be there soon.
Illuminate a path
So that I may find my way quickly to your shore.
Seeking refuge, I have stumbled in the past,
Catching myself in traps keenly set by hunters always at the chase.
But hold on, I’m coming now.
Shine for me dear one!
I will seek out your heart
And safe harbor there within.
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“Find beauty not only in the thing itself but in the pattern of the shadows, the light and dark which that thing provides.”
- Junichiro Tanizaki
Aren’t these incredible images? All are from the performing group Pilobolus – I just love the creativity and teamwork involved to form these shots. The Glorious Ones will employ some shadowplay throughout the show. And while we won’t need to make tables/flowers out of the actors, we will have them play around with different ways to bring life to the human shape.