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I like to think of everything in life
—from dandelions to galaxies—
as part of one big dance.
So I have written a series of pieces around the theme of dance.
Here are the four pieces of the series:
#1: “Practice Counting“
#2: “The Maypole and the Lost Dancing Children”
#3: “Why Does the Dervish Dance?”
#3 “You and the Dance of Life—Inspired by Walt Whitman and May Angelou“
Two poems, one by William Butler Yeats and one by Mary Oliver, offer sharply different images of life. Yeats’ is a harshly realistic view of … Continue reading