March 10, 2009
The Language That Connects Us Most
I met Alyssa DeCaro in Long Beach recently the week of TED where she performed. There's something about her energy when she started dancing to Eric Lewis' music that was magical. Improv sure, but it was more than that.
On top of her fabulous energy, we had the beauty of Eric, who is an incredibly talented crossover jazz pianist who never seems to tire at the keyboard. (Click here to hear his performance)
I think to myself as I watch her energy: yeah, I need to meet this woman. In less than fifteen minutes, she's swirling around and accidentally falls into me. This kind of thing happens to me all the time so I'm not surprised, then I learn that she is from San Francisco, we have mutual friends, Esalen is a common thread, dance even more so. Later, I learn about her name. Alyssa: bringer of light, DeCaro: of the heart.
I'm also a dancer, hence the reason I connected with her most. She has an upcoming event in San Francisco on March 15th for those who are local and those who are not but have friends in the area, let them know, particularly if they understand and love movement.
She writes something on her site that not only resonates but is true. It's the way I try to live my life. Read, listen and then read and listen again.
"There is a hidden language that lives deep within us…
a language of the body… of the voice… of the breath… of the heart…
and of the soul. It goes beyond the fear that keeps us separate.
This language connects each one of us to our deepest self knowing.
This language weaves our thread into the web of all life."
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