Wednesday, October 28, 2009

WishCasting: A Frightening Treat


I would not wish for candy. I would not wish for sparkling shoes (though that WOULD be okay). I would not wish for a night on the town.

For Wishcasting today, Jamie asks us:

What treat would you wish for?

I would wish for the courage and the strength and all of the stars aligning just right so I could treat myself to a three week intensive of study at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance.

It's not cheap, to say the least. And it could only happen if I work hard enough to get into true dancing fitness.

So this would be a treat on many levels.

I would be treating myself to living my dream at its frightening, challenging, and ultimately fulfilling edge. For the first time in my life.

What about you? What treat would you wish for? What treat would change your life?

(Photo & Text Credit: Christine C. Reed, blisschick.net, 2009)

18 comments:

Sulwyn said...

Wow! What a wish!

As Christine wishes for herself, so I wholeheartedly wish for her also.

Grammy said...

Sound like lots of fun.
As Christine wishes for herself, so I wish for her also

Jennifer said...

My dear friend Christine, as you wish for yourself, so do I also wish for you with all my heart!

Love,
Jennifer

Sheila said...

In other words, a wish for growth and fulfillment...highly amdirable, Christine.

As Christine wishes for her self, so I wish for her as well. :)

differenceayearmakes said...

Now that is quite a treat! hmmm, more like a challenge though.

As Christine wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Go for it!

Msartist said...

As Christine wishes for herself, I wish for her also.
That would be an amazing treat!

Holly said...

Oh Blissy! I so hope this wish comes true for you.

As Christine wishes for herself, so I lovingly and with intention wish for her also!

Here's to moments of dance education to fill your mind and feet with new movement.

Suzie Ridler said...

As Christine wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Awesome, exciting and scary and an investment...yup, that's a big and yummy dream.

Janet O'Connor said...

As Christine wishes, so I wish for her also. This would be a dream come true, Christine.

Sara @Soulspackle said...

ooh a great big juicy wish! I love it!

As Christine wishes, so I wish for her also.

Sara (aka Cyberdelia) said...

As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you also. May your feet have wings! :)

Christa said...

As Christine wishes for herself, I also wish for her.
Keep the sparkly shoes in your wish! Red ones. Click your heels. May all your wishes come true!

Stacy Hurt said...

As Christine wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

But I notice no one (so far)answered the question; What would we wish for ourselves? (besides wishing for Christine to have her wish fulfilled)

I find that such a tricky question (no pun intended). I like the idea of 'I wish for everything to happen just as it should.' but somehow that feels like a cheat. I mean where's the ownership of that? Are you really stating what you really, really really want? THAT is so hard!! Why is it so hard to know deep down what you would truly want? Want enough to use a sacred 'wish for'on?

And no; in all that I guess I'm not answering either so:

I wish for... authenticity. To never shirk personal accountability; and in all things; L.O.V.E. The endurable kind of love; not the easy "oh I love that cute kitten" kind of love. The genuine, quiet, assured love of oneself without the bombastic ego screaming for attention. *sigh*

Tess said...

Oh what a lovely big treat! As you wish for yourself, so do I most warmly wish for you also.

Linnea said...

I say YES to this treat!

As Christine wishes for herself, so I enthusiastically wish for her also!

Karen D said...

As Christine wishes for herself, so I wish for her also. May it be so!

Heather Plett said...

I love your bold and beautiful wish. I didn't blog about it, but I'm wishing for a "Calling the Circle" workshop out on an island off the West Coast next summer.

Expressive Hart said...

OMG, Christine! I'm envisioning you going to study Graham technique!

My beloved dance teacher in college had Martha for a teacher at Julliard! Graham technique is embedded deep in my dancer soul and once in this old dancer's body. A few years ago I went to a reunion for the TCU dance department, and I was amazed at how much my body remembered!

I once met Martha in Austin. A friend and I snuck backstage just to meet her. As we were going downstairs, she was coming up. We both clutched our hearts. We told her we were students of Jerry Bywaters Cochran. She was so dear to chat with us for a few minutes. Then she extended her contracted hand to bid us adieu.

Graham technique is such a solid foundation for dance. I won't kid you; it is VERY technique oriented with an emphasis on sharp, angular and percussive type movements which was a stretch for me being more lyrical and flowing.

What an experience, though! If this experience is calling you...I say, "Go, Christine, go!!!"

As Christine wishes for herself, so I wish for her also!