Versatility/Mastery ~ Gene Key 16 ~ Embody Persistence
Day 16 of DailyDance Patreon creator project for 2017 with embodied inquiry of the question: 

"How is pure LOVE blossoming now?"

Each day I spontaneously contemplate this question in the "raw" along with one of the 64 Gene Keys (so far in consecutive order) through videography, body movement and song, relating with the natural landscape, spoken word, story telling and other creative means.

Today I followed my passion to find a friend who also loves to dance with elements of nature. It's not always easy to move unusually in public space, to adapt to the challenges of wind, cold, wet... Sometimes it helps to have a friend. This is first inclusion of another  person in this project and, as Laurie's first dailydance film experience, she went for it full on!

She and I were persistent in our enthusiasm to do this thing we love and have been committed to as a daily practice for 30+ years....even if it may seem an odd way to serve or make a difference in the world. Perhaps the outcome was less than "perfect" this time around (with sound of wind), yet we remain committed to continue building this skill to dance--and maybe even fly together -- with the wild winds of change. 

"Dance Freely, like dust at play in the universe." 

~ Kazuo Ohno Japanese Butoh Master 

"The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. The opposite of life is not death, it's indifference." 

~ Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel quoted by Richard Rudd for 16th GK

"The 16th Gene Key...concerns the very human fear of leaving your comfort zone and fully embracing change in your life.....A talent for sustainability...True prosperity is brought about by people following their genius while working together collectively." 

~ Titles and words Richard Rudd gives to the Gift and Siddhi aspects of 16th Gene Key in his book The Gene Keys 

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