Next Sunday, I'll be performing at Mosaic's Beverly Hills and Mayan services with four other writers. We were asked to pick a word from the phrase "I Will Stand Against (the) Wind" and write a 30-45 second preformance piece based on that word. We'll preform it along with video footage and music. Total experiment, and since things are sort of fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants at Mosaic, I'm not totally sure it's going to happen. But I'm excited none-the-less.
If you live in LA, you should check us out! Just click here for times and locations. (While the website says there's no Mayan service, there actually is. It's just not at the Mayan this week. Instead, go to the Pasadena service location (William Carey University Campus) at 5P.)
If you don't live in LA, you should be able to see the preformance podcasted from the website.
But if none of the above works, here's what I wrote. It's only a small small sliver of the over all performance, but just in case you're interested~
easy enough to fit in the palm of one hand
will is a small word
made by the whuah of your lips
caught in the curve of your tongue
finished with the gentle tap against the back of your teeth ~ will
is gone as soon as you’ve said it
sunk in the throat like a weather-worn stone
slipped out before the first hard letter of the next word
is the start of a question: you?
the heart of an action: stand
the beat of resistance: against
this smooth word, slick word, firm word is
small enough to work your future like a lever
strong enough to change the direction of your mind
move my body
tip my weight forward
balance on the axis of