Wednesday, July 02, 2008

All hands

A new dance is like making bread

Folding information into the bodies
Letting it sit - to rise on its own

Pushing it around until the ingredients begin a new reaction

Letting it sit
and rise

get a good lather going
Rinse,
and Repeat.

Oops - my brain became a hair salon after the dance bakery.
Whats the point?
Process, letting it go, and letting it sink in.
Until the information is kinetic and organic to the story.

3 comments:

Jeff Wills said...

So great, Mel. This is a wonderfully concise way of describing lots of creative processes. Even the mixed metaphor references something about how creativity should be listened to!

Melissa said...

thanks for reading between my lines dearest Jeff -
over and over I find that everything needs mixture, time and space...

Patrick said...

Yes. Yes yes yes. That kneading then waiting, kneading then waiting, so important. We don't know how to gauge the waiting part, so it's easy to think of it as wasted time, but things have to work underground, on their own. I have to be reminded of this regularly, and it will come as no surprise to you, baking bread is a good task for it. So is planting seeds. Time to do one or both, for me.