The Discovery of Connectedness
(with Thanksgiving to Daniel Bernard Roumain)
© by J. Joy “Sistah Joy” Matthews Alford 11-20-2007
When we see ourselves
as but a mere, yet mandatory, speck
traversing the conduit called time
we appreciate the necessity and beauty of destiny.
We begin to comprehend
the need for purpose and direction.
Uniquely created, we each somehow complete
the montage of the universe.
Such awareness can, ...perhaps, entice us
to dance more rhythmically,
whether to the symphonic melody of Opera,
the syncopated rhythm of Jazz
or the pulse-driven beat of Hip-hop
To dance is the thing!
Ever learning new steps--
ever bending, stretching, reaching
at once forward, but also embracing
the offerings of ancestors,
valuing each signature-driven step
dancing toward the discovery of connectedness
required to complete the masterpiece.
To view an improvisational performance by workshop participants from one of DBR's workshops, view http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6xuAh4LAr8