From the Director's Loft: Tran·si·tion

tran·si·tion [tran-zish-uhn] noun

  1. movement, passage, or change from one position, state, stage, subject, concept, etc., to another; change: thetransition from adolescence to adulthood.

Welcome Fall, welcome change, welcome new staff, goodbye to dear ones, opening ourselves again, anew. 
We are refreshed, we are reflective, we are tired, we are renewed. We are change.
When finding myself in these seasonal changes, life changes, full moon depth...I often turn to this wise one:

By Rumi ~
If you put your hands on this oar with me, 
they will never harm another, and they will come to find
they hold everything you want.
If you put your hands on this oar with me, they would no longer 
lift anything to your
mouth that might wound your precious land -
that sacred earth that is your body.
If you put your soul against this oar with me, 
the power that made the universe will enter your sinew
from a source not outside your limbs, but from a holy realm
that lives in us.
Exuberant is existence, time a husk. 
When the moment cracks open, ecstasy leaps out and devours space;
love goes mad with the blessings, like my words give.
Why lay yourself on the torturer's rack of the past and the future? 
The mind that tries to shape tomorrow beyond its capacities
will find no rest.
Be kind to yourself, dear - to our innocent follies. 
Forget any sounds or touch you knew that did not help you dance.
You will come to see that all evolves us.

With gratitude for the many seasons of learning, and the learning in every moment, every shift, every delicate dance...
I love these trees, this land, these stories, this garden, these floors, this STAFF! 
I love you Earthdance!

Krista DeNio
Executive and Artistic Director









*Photos by Hilary Lake and John Barrett