Block 146: July 13, 2013



Date: July 13, 2013

Crane: 146

Days Spent on Project: 146

Location: Apartment, Washington Heights, NYC

Person I would have sent it to: Mary J., another one of the Ladies Who Danced at Kenyon, who I consider to have been a cornerstone of my Kenyon experience.

Mary was just cool.

I always thought she was the person who was good at what she wanted to do, displayed the confidence that she knew she was good at what she wanted to do, and yet was so cool she didn’t need to bring attention to it.

I always thought people flocked to her, and wanted to hang out with her, just to hear what she had to say about things.

My first semester of my freshman year at Kenyon, I was asked to audition for a student dance group. I did; and was assigned into Mary’s piece. Over the course of my time at Kenyon, I was in two of her pieces… one was done to Lauryn Hill’s “Too Good To Be True,” and the other was to Starship’s “We Built This City.” I have no idea which piece was that first semester; it was probably the piece to Starship’s song.

Mary taught me that dance could be fun, more than just beautiful movement. She taught me that dance could be pedestrian and silly and boring and everyday and tell a story.

Mary also had really amazing curly hair. I should mention that.

Music I listened to while sewing: Dance music! It’s fun! It’s like a little party in my apartment on this Saturday evening!

Thoughts/Feelings behind the block: I sewed today’s Crane at 7am, before work today. It’s now almost 7pm on Saturday, and I’m just tired.

I’m also starving. And I feel gross. And sweaty. And bloated.

I cannot wait for a day where I have nothing to do, where I can get up without an alarm and take the dog to the park and go to the gym and then watch a movie on Netflix and go to bed.

So, that’s all for now. I have to make some food. I have to sit down for a bit.

Treat yourself well, everyone.

Keep swimming.


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