Dance Jana Dance!



Last night I was blessed to have four lovely friends join Larry and I at our house for dinner. Inspired by the music and light of Jana Stanfield, one of my favorite artists and friends, we sprawled out at the end of the evening to hear Jana share some of her "up and coming" new music that will be on a dance CD coming soon. We look forward to gettin' our groove thing on to Jana's new CD... likely to come out late summer, early fall...

As promised, here is the Hafiz poem shared in class on Saturday....

CAST ALL YOUR VOTES FOR DANCING

I know the voice of depression
Still calls to you.

I know those habits that can ruin your life
Still send their invitations.

But you are with Friends now
And look so much stronger.

You can stay that way
And even bloom!

Keep squeezing drops of the Sun
From your prayers and work and music
From your companions' beautiful laughter.

Keep squeezing drops of the Sun
the sacred hands and glance of your Beloved
And, my dear,
From the most insignificant movements
Of your own holy body.

Learn to recongnize the counterfeit coins
That may buy you just a moment of pleasure,
But then drag you for days
Like a broken man
Behind a farting camel.

You are with Friends now.
Learn what actions of yours delight Them,
What actions of yours bring Freedom and Love.

Whenever you lift your eyes to the heavens, dear pilgrim,
My ears wish my head was missing
So they could finally kiss each other
And applaud all your nourishing wisdom!

O keep squeezing drops of the Sun
From your prayers and work and music
And from your companions' beautiful laughter

And from the most insignificant movements
Of your own holy body.

Now, sweet one,
Be wise.
Cast all your votes for Dancing!

Namaste,
Britt