Friday, March 26, 2010

Razor's Edge for 3/26/10

Today's theme is Strength of Women/Strong Women.

Being strong is more than physical ability. It is more than being able to stand firm in the face of adversity. It is about being honest within yourself and in your encounters in the world. It is about being willing to be vulnerable sometimes and being willing to open to yourself and follow where your heart and soul lead you. It is about letting go of the societally imposed images that don't fit you, that restrict you, that smother you. About listening to your inner wisdom.

Women are still often not encouraged to go within; to listen to ourselves; to be taken seriously - especially if we cry or feel strongly or want too much. But we still do.

And "strong" does not look the same in all cultures and all countries. Strong for me may very well be different than strong for you.

Below are images of women in different states of strength. And a video of a dance performance, called "Wet Woman."

Take a minute or two to look at all of the still pictures. Then watch the video. When the video is done, look at the still pictures again; one to two minutes.

Set a timer for 8 minutes and ... write. Move. Draw. Build something.

If word prompts help, try this: "A strong woman..........."

Modern Dance - Wet Woman (full Ver) - Sylvie Guillem