My human body was given life nearly 30 years ago, bearing the blessing and curse of an unidentifiable medical condition. My bones did not support a dense maturation process, though did extend in length; this condition produced an oddly flexible skeletal frame, and a thick muscle build, especially given my fortunate diet.
From the Editor
This fall, before I launched Aerial Journal, I returned to Susan Murphy's Marsh Studio for my second aerial retreat. Susan and her husband, Don Carson, founded my home studio, Canopy, in Athens, Georgia.
We were to perform both Susan's choreography and our spoken word piece in the afternoon. Remembering how tired I was by the third day of the last retreat, I was trying to conserve my energy. In the morning, I worked with Molly on my spoken word piece, but only performed it once.
Yesterday morning began with rain, and I hit a bit of a low point during our first session.
Though the choreography Susan was teaching us on the dance trapeze was similar to the combination I learned at the last retreat, it just wasn't coming together for me. It's even difficult for me to write about how it wasn't coming together; the words won't come together.
Susan made her granola ;-)
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It's been a bit cloudy on my second visit to the Marsh Studio. It's not a premonition, although I am more tired than I would like to be-- I came into this retreat more tired than I wanted to be, I mean.
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