© Trupti Patel Doshi, 2/28/2011, Inspiration

“…there is much room for the imagination, and that’s a fine thing.”

An article in The New York Times today talks about a performance filled with “magical explorations,” including movement, light and sound. “Bicycle wheels dotted the landscape like trees, and the setting, somehow a mixture of icy and playful, was like an industrial forest in which you suddenly found yourself smelling with your eyes and seeing with your ears….Wheels were everywhere…and as they started to spin and as projections of clouds rolled along the walls, the stage crackled and hummed….it was the sound that leaped and twisted through space.”

I was inspired by the description of spinning movement in this article, particularly as it related to my first post about movement and dance on February 1st. The article also helped to capture the essence of my month-long residency on 365daysofprint.com — including overlapping themes of inspiration, exploration and movement — as it comes to completion in a full circle.

Today also marks the cusp of my sister’s birthday. She was born on leap day, February 29th. I am fortunate to be the youngest of three. Both of my sisters have been inspirations to me in terms of their constant exploration — always learning, growing and moving ahead. Sheila, who is our middle sister, is in the center of the circle of our family. I think of her as the foundation that supports and holds it together, while helping it continuously evolve. In the same way, the structure, yet fluidity of movement in which she lives her own life is an inspiration to us all.

Happy Birthday, Sheila!


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