Monday, November 18, 2013

If I can't dance . . .

. . . I don't want to be part of your revolution. Emma Goldman, anyway something like that, I think. Question might be, is Fredonia Heritage Day part of our revolution? I want to think so. We just did the 5th annual, November 9. You had to be there. Thanks much, Andy, for being there! Here's a taste of the dancing part. But first the other appropriate quotation:

Labour is blossoming or dancing where
The body is not bruised to pleasure soul.
Nor beauty born out of its own despair,
Nor blear-eyed wisdom out of midnight oil.
O chestnut-tree, great-rooted blossomer,
Are you the leaf, the blossom or the bole?
O body swayed to music, O brightening glance,
How can we know the dancer from the dance?
          –William Butler Yeats, Among School Children

(There is another appropriate poem, by Cynthia Claire Allen, that I might put up here, but I would have to get permission.)


1 comment:

bigdogandy said...

Zeke - love the pics and the poem, and although I'm not sure I would describe the atmosphere at Heritage Day as revolutionary there was definitely a different vibe going on....that was quite a diverse crowd and everyone seemed to be having a good time. You and Judy did a great job organizing and orchestrating everthing!