A 30 foot tall tree fell across my yard after an intense wind storm recently. No more shade. No more home for birds, squirrels, and insects. As its broken branches stretch over dirt and leaves wilt, I mourn this once reliant neighbor. All things change, I am reminded. The challenge is to find opportunity and uplift with every shift, regardless of an initial appearance as a welcome event or not.
Listening generally refers to the blare of a car horn, jangling keys, a voice or any other source sending a wave of air into the ear canal which vibrates the ear drum and cochlea. My book on contact improvisation devoted several pages to listening. It’s common parlance in contact improvisation to Continue reading