There comes a time in a woman's life when words can no longer speak the truth of who she is…
Essence is a fragrance that transcends ordinary language. It is in this doorway between who we have been and who we are becoming that a great stillness descends. A silence so complete that a new language is born within. As the depth of night gives way to daybreak, the soul begins to speak for us.
I used to find words
To dissect and detail
Phrases to cut through
Chaos and confusion
Releasing the tender center
Searching now for those sounds
The ghostly shape of syllables
Clinging to my tongue
Patiently waiting for their colors
Returned to this landscape
The ever-faithful guides
Yet, some things have no name
Translations are lost or forgotten
And still, here they are all the same.
|'Daybreak' Acrylic and paper on canvass by Salyna Gracie|
Salyna Gracie is the director of Red Lotus Dance Company. She performs and teaches Middle Eastern Dance and facilitates the Red Lotus SEEDs program which mentors teen girls through dance at her studio in a small rural town in Washington state. Salyna’s dancing reflects a commitment to personal growth by internalizing rhythms and expressing emotion through the body – dancing from the heart. Poetry and visual art continue the conversation of dance with words and images that dance on the page. You may contact her through her website here and her artwork here.
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