It's my ambition to post at least once per week. But, given recent events, that has not been possible for me. Thank you to everyone who responded with such kindness and in such heartfelt and personal ways, both publicly and via private message, to my last post about the inner critic. I am seeing that there is more for me to say, as a human and as an artist, about my childhood experiences and their continuing effects on my life now. Everything that we go through personally is surely experienced by many; the more personal, the more universal it seems. I will have to see where my heart takes me.
For now, I am in the dance studio everyday, for several hours per day, getting ready for Germany next week. I am excited about this trip. This is one of my favorite bellydance festivals, as people come from all over the Middle East and Europe to attend. So many wonderful, perspective changing conversations! And my hosts Dieter and Artemis are super generous and just all around amazing. It's been good to get my mind off of other things that have been hurting my heart, and become music.