Inspiration from Merce Cunningham, choreographer (a quote for you)
“…Some people think it is unhuman and mechanistic to toss pennies in creating a dance instead of chewing the nails or beating the head against a wall or thumbing through old notebooks for ideas…”
“But…I am in touch with a natural resource far greater than my own personal inventiveness could ever be, much more universally human than the particular habits of my own practice.”
(Merce Cunningham quote, italics and bolding supplied by Heidi)
(Reference obituary, “He Took a Great Leap”, Sarah Kaufman, Washington Post, 7.28.2009
Merce Cunningham died on Sunday at 90 years old. He followed his truth and created new ways of artistic expression that were magical, mystical, inspirational, and uplifting. Mr. Cunningham speaks beautifully to the inner experience of creating and living. I’m inspired by his style of creating from the “natural resource” rather than working from the belief that our agonizing and thinking hard is what makes the magic happen.
As you photograph and as you create your life may you, like Mr. Cunningham, also work and live from that natural resource of Spirit, inner knowing, and connection with universal humankind.