Tuesday, May 19, 2015


By Stuart Kestenbaum

Our problem – may I include you? – is that we
don't know how to start, how to just close
our eyes and let something dance between
our heart and our lips. We don't know how
to skip across the room only for the joy of the leap.
We walk, we run, but what happened to the skip
and its partner the gallop, the useless and imaginary
way we could move through space, the horses we
rode before we knew how to saddle up, before we
had opinions about everything and just loved
the wind in our faces and the horizon in our eyes.

Stuart Kestenbaum
(The Sun, August 2004, Issue 344)

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
"Then I Shall Leap Into Love"
Easter Exultet
Quote of the Day – May 13, 2015
The Soul of a Dancer

Image: Members of the Colorado Ballet Company, photographed by Jana Cruder.

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