Thursday, June 18, 2009

Keeping the Channel Open

There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. It is not your business to determine how good it is, nor how valuable, nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours, clearly and directly, to keep the channel open.    ~Martha Graham

I love this quote. I'm setting aside some time in the hereafter to have a chat with this Martha. I just think we could be friends. Must be the dancer in us both.

Say hello to all my budding creative geniuses in this silly photo. Here are most of my piano students at our Master Class the week before the recital.


  1. What an awesome picture. Some of my favorites are when I accidentally have the camera on "sport" and it kind of drags the action across the picture.

    And I didn't even recognize my own children, until I read that they were in there!

  2. That's a great quote. I wish you could give me piano lessons too; I'm getting rusty.

  3. I bet you're a fun piano teacher. I don't remember any of our piano teachers taking awesome pictures of us like that!