Category Archives: Dance

Blooming Out of Season

Nearly a decade ago I planted two camellias in container pots just outside the front door of our home. I never thought they would live for long–in containers, mind you– in the mercurial climate of East Tennessee. But my sister, … Continue reading

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I’m a Dancing Girl

I have always been drawn to people and communities who dance. My theory is that when a culture loses its dancing–as a community–it loses its vitality, passion, and reason for living, what the French call raison d’ĂȘtre. Conversely when a … Continue reading

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I’m a Dancing Girl

I have always been drawn to people and communities who dance. My theory is that when a culture loses its dancing as a community, it loses its vitality and reason for existing, what the French call raison d’ĂȘtre. Conversely when … Continue reading

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