Blessings to you in this time of intensity and evolution. May you keep breathing into your belly and remember to tell your family you love them.
I’ve just updated our website to reflect the upcoming shows that I know of in the next two months. www.embodyingrhythm.com
Also we updated the “look and listen” page on the website. Here is a sample for you; a you tube video for your viewing pleasure: http://youtu.be/7V6RTkw3NdA
The tour with FEAST in November went well. And we are busy putting our program together for the January shows. We hope to see you there. If you have any friends a bit further afield, please let them know about our February tour too.
Happy Solstice! Happy Holidays! Happy New Year! Happy Birthday to the many of you celebrating at this time of the year.
And now I am obliged to keep harping on about this fracking thing; the idea of leasing 20,555 acres in my valley really does distress me when I think about my future and the future of our children. I know we need to be making alternative energy choices and evolving personally as much as possible, but taking some action also feels relevant.
Please, Sign and Share the White House Petition. https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/withdraw-blm-oilgas-leases-colorados-premier-organic-farming-region-and-update-blms-25-year-old-land/cFjBGbDM to remove all North Fork parcels from the Feb. 2013 lease sale. We need 25,000 signatures by Dec. 20 to receive an official response from the White House. If you have connections to other groups or organizations, please share this message with them and ask them to distribute it widely. It takes a minute to register and then you have to re-check your email, but it would be ever-so-wonderful to stop this lease/sale from happening.
More information here: www.citizensforahealthycommunity.org
Also, here is another way to help: Sierra Club has an easy letter to send to the President. “Right now, the White House and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) are taking another look at their outdated rules for fracking on over 750 million acres of public, private, and Native lands. This is your opportunity to make sure protecting our air, water, and public health are the first things BLM must commit to before allowing any fracking to move forward. Tell President Obama to protect our communities from natural gas drilling and create strong rules for drilling on public lands. Find out more and send your message here: http://action.sierraclub.org/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&id=10009&
all the best,
Arlyn (and David)
www.embodyingrhythm.com and ladyarlyn.wordpress.com
Thursday, Dec 20: The Dark Night with Craig Childs – David on Percussion. Paradise Theater. Paonia, CO 7pm
Friday, Dec 21: Solstice Gathering at the Yoga Tree in Hotchkiss, CO with Margaret Gilfoyle noon-1:30pm
Friday, Dec 21: The Dark Night with Craig Childs and DJ Smyth afterparty – David on Percussion. Paradise Theater. Paonia, CO 8pm
Saturday, Dec 22: Christmas Concert – with Arlyn and David on percussion. Sacred Heart Church. Paonia, CO
Tuesday, Dec 25: Christmas at the Heideman’s. With Bernie Heideman leading the Dances of Universal Peace. more info: 872-2172
FEAST in Colorado
Tickets here: http://www.junctionconcerts.com/celtic-rhapsody.html for tickets
Thursday, Jan 10: FEAST – Celtic Rhapsody. Montrose Pavilion 7:30pmFriday, Jan 11: FEAST – Celtic Rhapsody, Avalon Theater, Grand Junction, CO 7:30pmSaturday, Jan 12: FEAST – Celtic Rhapsody, Avalon Theater, Grand Junction, CO 7:30pmSunday, Jan 13: FEAST – Celtic Rhapsody, Glenwood High School 7:30pm
Friday, Jan 18: Sticky Mulligan with David Alderdice + full band @ Cavalcade, Fruita, CO
FEAST – Celtic Fire 2013
Feb. 16, 7:30 PM: Yankton, South Dakota; High School Theatre Feb. 17, 7:30 PM: Huron, South Dakota; High School Aud. Feb. 19, 7:30 PM: Milbank, South Dakota; High School Theater Feb. 22, 7:00 PM: Merrill, Wisconsin; High School Aud. Feb. 23, 7:30 PM: Eagle River; Wisconsin, Northland Pines HS Aud. Feb. 25, 7:30 PM: Devils Lake, North Dakota, Lake Region State College, R. Fawcett Aud. Feb. 26, 7:30 PM: Rapid City, South Dakota; Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Feb. 28, 7:30 PM: Helena, Montana; Civic Center
Saturday, Mar 09: FEAST Celtic Fire. Grand Junction, CO
we have come to be dancednot the pretty dancenot the pretty, pick me, pick me dancebut the claw our way back into the bellyof the sacred, sensual animal dancethe unhinged, unplugged, cat is out of the box dancethe holding the precious moment in the palms of our hands and feet dancewe have come to be dancednot the jiffy, booby, shake your booty for him dancebut the wring the sadness from our skin dancethe blow the chip off our shoulder dancethe slap the apology from our posture dancewe have come to be dancednot the monkey see, monkey do danceone, two dance like youone, two, three, dance like me dancebut the grave robber, tomb stalkertearing scabs and scars open dancethe rub the rhythm raw against our souls danceWe have come to be dancednot the nice invisible, self conscious shufflebut the matted hair flying, vodoo mamashaman shakin’ ancient bones dancethe strip us from our casings, return our wingssharpen our claws and tongues dancethe shed dead cells and slip intothe luminous skin of love dancewe have come to be dancednot the hold our breath and wallow in the shallow end of the floor dancebut the meeting of the trinity: the body, breath and beat dancethe shout hallelujah from the top of our thighs dancethe mother may I?yes you may take 10 giant leaps dancethe Olly Olly Oxen Free Free Free dancethe everyone can come to the heaven dancewe have come to be dancedwhere the kingdom’s collide in the cathedral of fleshto burn back the lightto unravel, to play, to fly, to prayto root in skin sanctuarywe have come to be dancedWE HAVE COME-jewel mathieson