Whoah! Who knew that my call would come so visibly and viscerally so soon? When you ask to learn, sometimes the opportunities whack you upside the chest. The beautiful and painful both exist. Our elders' teachings are gifts, to be celebrated and respected. And the ways in which new generations, as Soyinka says, "teach elders how to be teachers" is equally as true.
Planetary Dance was taught by Anna Halprin at her mountain home studio, and we (Soyinka and I) were kindly welcomed to join by a group of Korean Buddhist nuns. It was an honor to enter this sacred space, and a lot of learning took place regarding leadership and compassion.