“Everything in the universe has rhythm. Everything dances.“
This week Ben challenges us to find the beauty of dance in unexpected places. To me, the flight of the graceful wading birds that surround us here on Kiawah offers a perfect example. Wings spread, powerful digits extended, they create their own music as they soar across our creeks and ponds.
“Dance is a delicate balance between perfection and beauty.”
One of my favorite memories comes from a moment I experienced while walking the fairway alone one morning. As I was meandering in the total quiet, I heard an amazing sound. It was the swoosh-swoosh of hundreds of coordinated wings from a flock of wood storks moving in perfect unison directly overhead. The zen-like gift offered by their precise V-formation has stayed with me for years. In my opinion no dance could possibly have been choreographed more beautifully.
Finally, I offer two captures of great white egrets that I shot using a slow shutter speed to illustrate the graceful motion of their flight.
“How can we know the dancer from the dance?”
William Butler Yeats
“Dancing faces you towards Heaven, whichever direction you turn.”
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