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Sufjan Stevens and the Sublimation of Humiliation

Oct 15 2010 Published by under Uncategorized

I have been mesmerized by dance
fluid motion in a measured pattern
distilling the chaos of life into arms
into legs, into shifting and whirling
and everything bright; all things go
to the absence of mind, to the focus
of soul, where an idea meets ignoble
bodies doing their best to get by with
all that is left in our tank, daily grind
stripping us of the root: we are dancing
an interpretive dance all our days.
and before you can ask what we sing
with our arms and our legs aflutter
remember that your motions portray
who you are, what you are, how you are
all of the many things you really are.

you are your own interpretive dance
do not deprive the world of your steps

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