Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Practicing With a View
This view also provides an illustration of the Alexander Technique. Long in my spine and limbs is reflected by the height of the mountain. Wide in my back & shoulders enhanced by the horizon and the breadth of the sea. Freedom in my pelvis shown me by the swaying clouds at the base of the mountain. The sea, the light, and the clouds are all flowing, not assuming a fixed position. Freedom in movement inspired & nourished as the fishing boats are poised for their task. I am reminded that the Earth is rotating at 1600 kilometers per hour and that I have absolutely no sense of this motion.
I come back to myself. Finding my breath, sensing my body, and touching my wish. I begin playing Forget Me Knot and think of my brother and his family. Love is awakened by the notes and a wave of feeling washes through me. Letting the feelings come through me, through the notes, but not overwhelming either. Breathing in the fresh sea air and fishing for the depths that music offers. The melodies merge with the breaking surf while my heart seeks to meld with what is greater. More views surface now, those that are within.
The sea reflects to me questions about views. Do I hold fast to my views or work to be free of them? Though the answer is clouded on this day, this particular glimpse of our world gives me hope. All is possible. Freedom may be as near as my thinking.