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Japanese Funk and Soul

Hey, how are you doing?  Thought you might like this Japanese Funk and Soul on Vinyl (Late 70’s, early 80’s.). I thought it might be fun to dance to–youtube showed it to me.  Thank you, algorithm!  Yes, I was right.  It was fun to dance to. I like that the music was very new to… Read More »

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dancing in a new way

“I feel like dancing in a new way,” I told Ming. He was driving us home.  He’d just grocery shopped, while I walked in parking lots, looking at trash and dumpsters, as I am wont to do. “Dancing in a new way, like how?” he asked. “With my ass,” I said.  I imagined dancing and… Read More »

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disperse the energy

Lately I’m enjoying sending to a few friends the art that I had on my ofrenda, for Day of the Dead.  Feels like a great way to disperse the energy.  And I hope the friends enjoy the art.  I don’t need to keep that powerful, potent stuff around.  Glad to spread joy to the world.… Read More »

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how I can dance in public

I made a new ecstatic dance video.  A friend asked me how I can dance in public, so I made this video to answer her question.  Felt great to talk about some of my favorite topics: choosing my values, dance ministry, creating the world I want to live in, shedding shame, fat validity, being a… Read More »

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attitude of gratitude

Hello, esteemed reader.  It’s been a lil bit since I gratitude journaled here.  But Ming and I have an attitude of gratitude–we gratitude journal together out loud every day, sometimes twice a day, often while we’re taking a walk. Here we go! fall I’m grateful for fall weather, being able to go outside whenever I… Read More »

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pain

I had a headache that lasted five days, off and on.  One afternoon I was lying in bed in the half-dark–I was in so much pain.  All I could do was hold my head and talk to myself.  “You’re ok, Laura-Marie.  I have faith in you.  I believe in you,” over and over, hundreds of… Read More »

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detox

Oh hey, I’m doing a detox, suffering from withdrawal from a part of my life I need to leave behind.  I need two weeks and I will feel better.  As for now, it’s time to feel like puking. This art I already partly showed you is here above my desk where I can look at… Read More »

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sacred rage

Hey, I’ve been thinking about sacred rage.  I had a friend who hated his coworker for her taste in music–insipid, bland.  Well, maybe he hated her for other reasons, but her taste in music sealed the deal. I listen to chill music, but I can listen to angry music too.  When I was a teenager,… Read More »

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dance park

“Hey, honey,” I said to Ming.  “What if we danced in a vacant lot.  And then a bunch of other people started dancing in the vacant lot too.  And it turned into a dance park.” “Mmm,” Ming said. “Yeah!  Wouldn’t that be cool?”  I imagined we put in a good dance surface, like the springy… Read More »

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park dance

I danced at the park for 43 minutes yesteray.  I turned my phone into a hot spot, let my computer play my favorite dance music, turned on my bluetooth headphones, and gave my body permission.  Yes, park dance! Wow, it was amazing.  I got some sun.  Never danced with geese before.  They were pretty chill–they… Read More »