Sending blessings and love for a splendid 2013!
I wanted to share with you a quote that a friend shared with me recently (loosely translated from satsang with Jacque Jefferies): “We are here to not only personally bring to rest our own tendency/conditioning of suffering, but for the world as well.” So thank you my dears for every deep breath you take and share with your friends and families. Thank you for every moment you choose to smile. Thank you for every time you notice the beauty of the natural world. Thank you for every time you choose kindness. Thank you for every time you are able to be honest with yourself and your relations.
I’ve been noticing how quick and small the triggers towards suffering can be. One phone call that is unexpected. One moment that didn’t go how we thought that it would. One look or a tone of voice from our loved ones. One ache in this body that is unexpected. The slowing down and bringing them back to rest is such an ongoing practice. For me it sounds like this, “Ah, welcome, this list of things to do. Ah, welcome, this familiar pain in my hip. Ah, welcome, this sensation. Here.”
If you’re reading this – you likely have a minute and safe space for your body. And here is my invitation for us to relish this moment – just as it is. Rich with humanity.
lots of love,
Arlyn (and David)
JANUARY 2013: FEAST’s brand new show, “Celtic Rhapsody” in Colorado
Jan. 10: Montrose Pavilion. 7:30pm Jan. 11: Avalon Theatre, Grand Junction. 7:30pm Jan. 12: Avalon Theatre, Grand Junction. 7:30pmJan. 13:Glenwood Springs High School 3:00 pm
with two new arrangements by David Alderdice plus a fabulous duet with frame drum and modern dance (David and Rosie).
This incarnation of FEAST is: David Alderdice and Arlyn Deva on percussion with Marcin (violin) and Becky Arendt (vocals), Ben Dekock (bass), The entire Mientka crew: Catie (piano), Gabe (cello), Stephanie (viola) and Rosie (dance). And two champion Irish Dancers Blaine Donovan and Jessica Lesser (these two are fabulous, we got to tour with them in November and so much fun to watch!)
David with Sticky Mulligan
Jan. 18: Fruita, Cavalcade. 7:30pm
FEAST – Celtic Fire 2013- please tell your friends in the North. . .
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
My worst habit is I get so tired of winter I become a torture to those I’m with.
If you’re not here, nothing grows. I lack clarity. My words tangle and knot up.
How to cure bad water? Send it back to the river. How to cure bad habits? Send me back to you.
When water gets caught in habitual whirlpools, dig a way out through the bottom to the ocean. There is a secret medicine given only to those who hurt so hard they can’t hope.
The hopers would feel slighted if they knew.
Look as long as you can at the friend you love, no matter whether that friend is moving away from you or coming back to you.