Friday, December 7, 2007

Back to the Body

It is amazing what the body remembers. Muscle memory is an incredible thing.

Apparently, I signed up to do a performance in January. I don't remember doing this, but have been reassured that I really did. Maybe I should make a dance each time I sign up to do something, so I will remember I did it!

So last night I dug out some notes from a piece I have not done, or even really thought about, since May. I read through them and told Chris there was no way I was going to be able to do it; I had no idea what this stuff was. So I took my notes into the computer room (where we have a little space) and tried to work it out. Surprisingly, it came back! Not all of it, but a good chunk. One movement just flowed into the next. I am really impressed. Apparently my muscles have a better brain than my head! Today I am feeling far less stressed about having less than a month (the busiest month of the year for me) to prepare. My head can check out; my body knows what it is doing!

Now this piece is a duet, so hopefully Charles remembers the pieces of movement I'm missing. I think I'm going to do some research (in all my free time) about muscle memory. I always knew I had it, but never was so in awe of it.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Body talk

My rib cage is popping. Still. All the time. Is this normal? Seems like not.

My hips are feeling much better. I think it is a combination of no high heels, less miles on the treadmill and my Pilates lessons with Brie.

Gosh, I wish I had something important and thought-provoking to blog about.

Christmastime thoughts

Well, I don't have the gifts bought, but I know what I'm going to get for almost everyone. Does that count? I just have one that I can't figure out...I hate that.

I can't wait for Christmas- a break from work, some time with my family, Chris and I are having a party (if you're reading this, you're invited!), and of course, the spiritual aspect.

Christmas this year has me thinking a lot about forgiveness. Something I have a hard time with. Why is forgiveness so difficult? I know it is a healthy thing to do and a spiritually required thing to do; so why does it have to be so hard to achieve it?(Fr. Eddie- do you want to weigh in on this?)