Sunday, January 13, 2008

back door

"I believe that we learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. In each, it is the performance of a dedicated precise set of acts, physical or intellectual, from which comes shape of achievement, a sense of one's being, a satisfaction of spirit. One becomes, in some area, an athlete of God. Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired."
~ Martha Graham

Walking through the flower stalls in the market in Atlixco, a small, perfect village a short distance from Puebla, Mexico, I glanced over my shoulder and noticed a door open to the back. A woman flower seller got up off the chair to tend to the flowers out front. That's when I snapped this vision, literally in a blink of an eye. You can imagine the beauty of the flowers that were for sale out front by this glance out the back door.

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