See this performance in SOMOSAbq Reimagined: October 9-11, 2020 – @SOMOSABQ
A love letter to Albuquerque —
Watermelon to the East
White sands to the south
Snowy world to the north
I breath in,
watching the sun fall asleep, west.
A bowl full of memories.
A soul full of heart.
Smell of the earth
Sound of the drum
So full life,
I just wept.
The dancer is the medium of her art
She has perfected falling with precision
Her body is as notes to a musician
The paint and the canvas to
And the Sculptor’s hand.
Move forward backward or sideways. Just move!
Breathe. Look up Albuquerque!
Be the one you were looking for
Time in pastel hues
Tumbleweed and coyote
Enchantment rests here
It was here, in The Frontier Restaurant, one hot July….sitting with everyone—all the people, *all the different people*—that I knew I could live with you, here in Albuquerque.
Desert Plume, Rose Family member, you are a wafty beauty.
Hummingbirds pull your fluff for warm nests. I love you.
Even I am welcome. Even he is welcome. Even she is welcome. Even they are welcome. Open play and creative fervor. WE are IN it! We Art The People.
What I love is the DIVERSITY of people and cultures and the arts!!!
Integration, intermingling, coexistence, tolerance, recognition for movements
There is a different way that my body breathes here.
My skin expands and I am bigger, more confident, more open, there is more space for joy.
Is it the sunshine, the smell of rain, the big sky?
I don’t know but I breathe in whatever it is and breathe out love and gratitude
A never ending rainbow filled with hope, dreams, and aspirations.
Unexpected explosive sunsets, cinnamon rolls and pinon coffee