Hi <<First Name>>,
Mary Oliver is one of my favorite poets. Mary felt that when we lose the connection with the natural world, we tend to forget that we're beings who need the Earth.
In one of her most famous poems, The Summer Day, she ponders our relationship with mother earth, the preciousness of life, and the endeavor to find and fulfill our life's work.
As we step back out into the world during this summer break, spend time with nature and pay attention to those things that stir your heart.
The Summer Day
Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean-
the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down-
who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
I don't know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
With your one wild and precious life?
Sylvie and the SDP Team
|SDP SUMMER SCHEDULE
It's summer and that time of year where Sylvie Minot and Syzygy Dance Project take a mini-break to focus on our plans for the fall and winter months.
From June 17 - September 6, 2021, there will be NO WEDNESDAY EVENING 5Rhythms and Beyond virtual classes.
For those patrons who participate in the SDP monthly membership program, we now have a new set of audio and videos uploaded to our new Spring Series page.
Although we may seem out of sight over the Summer, we will continue to deliver our Tuesday newsletter. Please watch this spot for any surprise pop-up in-person or virtual Sweat Your Prayers dances Sylvie may offer over the summer. SDP monthly members have free access to summer pop-up events, and discounts on any summer workshops.