Dancers are notorious for choreographing in two places – the shower and the car. Am I right?! This morning in my shower, I came up with Cancer Dance 4, and I couldn’t dry off fast enough so that I could capture the movement in a video. This dance is special to me because I am wearing a scarf from my friend Samantha’s grandma. Samantha treasures her grandma’s scarves and she let me borrow a few while I am healing. Thank you, Sammie! I am also wearing a little necklace given to me by a student named Sofia and her mother, Deborah. The necklace is homemade and has turquoise stones. I have always loved turquoise, and I asked Sofia to put the necklace on me and I’m not taking it off until I am healed. The necklace will serve as a reminder of the following:
- Turquoise is perhaps the oldest stone in man’s history, the talisman of kings, shamans, and warriors.
- For thousands of years, Turquoise has spanned all cultures, prized as a symbol of wisdom, nobility and the power of immortality.
- Among the Ancient Egyptians, Persians and Chinese, Aztecs and Incas of South America, and Native North Americans, Turquoise was sacred in its adornment and for power, luck, and protection.
- Many honored Turquoise as the universal stone, believing their minds would become one with the universe when wearing it.
- To the prehistoric Indian, Turquoise, worn on the body or used in ceremonies always signified the god of the sky alive in the earth.
And now, Cancer Dance 4.