I am starting to really enjoy my Saturdays with the kneesnappers. It has taken me a few weeks to settle down and relax and for the kids to get used to me. One boy came up and said, “Will you play with me?” And when I said, “Yes.” He hugged me and laid his head against my chest for a moment. And I am coming to appreciate the ones who are hyper and spastic, the ones with no interest but who want to show me tricks and stunts, and the ones who come running in and say “I practiced what you told me all week.”


One of my tasks this week was to keep an eye on when I chose to be water. The teaching goes like this, you are like a pile of ice cubes in a round glass jar. The glass jar is your of life. When the ice cubes are piled in there, they can keep their shape because the cold increases, but there are gaps and spaces because the glass jar is round. It is in these gaps and spaces that things that shouldn’t be with water, even when it is ice, can begin to take hold. And these things may be enough to make the ice melt. So the choice, is to melt and become water and to fill all the space in your life. The task – pay attention to my week and spot when I chose to stay ice and when I chose to be water.


I have become water with the kneesnappers.


c.2012 Cassandra Tribe. All Rights Reserved.


About cassandratribe

"There are few artists that can do what Cassandra Tribe does. Whether with her poetry, her videos or her blog, Cassandra examines the truths that most of us can never come close to realizing and shows it for what it is, both beautiful and frightening at the same time. She exposes our inner-most workings like the cross-section of a powerful but flawed machine, our gears and springs, nuts and bolts removed and laid out before us. She is a true artist. Her new video, Requiem for a God, is the latest example of Cassandra's willingness to tear open and examine the very things that make us human. Shooting the film entirely by herself, she also eliminates all the little excuses we come up with to keep us from ourselves and our truth. You see, even when she's not trying to be, Cassandra Tribe is a beacon of truth and humanity in this darkest of worlds." (Michael E. Quigg, The Culture Network, June 2009)
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