Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Mambo in Chinatown by Jean Kwok
There were so many moments, so many gems, within the pages of the book. I only marked a couple:
"A true dancer dances from center to center" He drew a lone in the air from his torso to mine. "We dance heart to heart. I am still amazed by the number of students who believe the steps are dancing. The steps are nothing. A true dancer moves with her body, her center, her heart, and the legs are only there to catch her so she does not fall. If the movement of the center is correct, the feet will be where they need to be."
“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.”
“The core power of tai chi begins with awareness. Our stance is the posture of infinity: not tense but relaxed and upright, expectant. From this nothingness, all things begin.”
If you want a synopsis, I can't give it to you. I can only say this book captured my soul.
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