Human Delightfulness Strikes Again!
The musician FKA twigs is also an amazing pole dancer (her Instagram is very much worth following)
Gymnastics touched by the divine. How is this not an Olympic sport?
well, officially, you can die happy many times over because your words have evoked more than just joy for me. that said, please don't do that yet, and thank you for this video! i've always been gobsmacked by pole dancers—the athleticism and artistry, it's so unbelievably HARD to do and so sexy to watch!
There were two amazing, beautiful pole dancers in the production of Handel's Theodora at the Royal Opera House last year. They almost stole the 2nd act.
Check this out..... I love this tune. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KDWTw41BxU
The whole mythos one makes. Oh and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49fz2YFEKLw practice practice, practice children.
Mare, do you feel, when you move to another text, a semblance of transmogrification. I've started to notice how differently the tones are of each season are and how they influence the novel-writing-writer. Do you feel achievement once you're on the other side of the book or do you feel nothing after? I was heartbroken to hear about Charlie Kaufman, the whatever he is now, that of all his work, he feels nothing gratifying about it. It seems to make him more sad. Do you get that sense?
That was great!
That was a blast of life!
My sister took up pole dancing just after she turned 40, she was a hip hop dancer previously whose knees eventually gave out. It's just amazing seeing what she and other pole dancers can do.
I expected my father (understandably) to be more skeptical, but now he points his friends to my sister's Instagram account when she posts various videos of her pole workouts, he's just as entranced.
She's so into it that she had a pole setup at my parents' house so that she can workout when she comes to visit. It was fascinating when we had a small party and my sister encouraged people to try the pole -- many were shy but eventually couldn't resist seeing what it took to try to swing your body around, both men and women, it was really cool actually. (I was hopeless at it because my upper body strength is nil, but some people had a lot of fun with it, especially those who were smaller)
Mary, your words evoke so much joy and inspiration—and devastation, all in the right measure.
I'm not sure any writer can accomplish the same feats as a pole dancer, but your book "The Mare" remains one of my all-time favorite novels. I still recommend it to friends.