“Consciousness expresses itself through creation. This world we live in is the dance of the creator. Dancers come and go in the twinkling of an eye but the dance lives on. On many an occasion, when I am dancing, I have felt touched by something sacred. In those moments, I felt my spirit soar and become one with everything that exists. I become the stars and the moon. I become the lover and the beloved. I become the victor and the vanquished. I become the master and the slave. I become the singer and the song. I become the knower and the known. I keep on dancing and then, it is the eternal dance of creation. The creator and the creation merge into one wholeness of joy. I keep on dancing. . . until there is only. . .the dance.” — Michael Jackson, in Dangerous
My Nia instructor, Laura Bulatao, read this beautiful quote from Michael Jackson at the end of class last week, and she was kind enough to send it to me so I could quote it in my blog. She had choreographed the entire class as a tribute to Michael, and this passage certainly embodies his highest self.
I’ve mentioned Nia before in my posts and on Facebook, and some people have responded with requests for more information. To learn more about Nia and to find a class near you, visit the Nia website. Laura’s classes are listed there.
I’ll be back with more extensive posts next week. But I’ll be taking a break for the weekend once I finish this post. Fun and games ahead – tonight I’ll be going on a three-hour cruise on the Hudson with the Out of Control Ski Club, of which I’m a member. A three-hour captive audience with plenty of drinking – an ideal venue for selling some books, or so I’m hoping! I plan to wear my turquoise tee-shirt with the Mood Swing cover (the same one I wore for the Norman Mailer signing; see my blog from June 18th). But sales or no sales, I’m planning on having a great time.
Then tomorrow it’s Country Fest – nine hours of country music stars in an open field at the Altamont fairgrounds with 30,000 northern rednecks. My husband has actually agreed to go with me!
Do you have any exciting weekend plans? I’ll be back Monday!