Last night was an amazing night. There was a remembrance for Evie Spodnik by her Sacred Circle Dance community. Over the course of the evening I think there were probably at least 50 people there. Evie was extremely passionate and dedicated to circle dance, traveling frequently to dance circles all over New England and Canada and going several times a year to dance camps in Canada and South America.
Last night her community came together to dance for her. We danced her favorite dances with her favorite variations. We danced a piece that she helped to choreograph. Between dances people told stories and shared memories. It was the most perfect memorial I could imagine.
I came up with a photo of the turkey skeleton project I mentioned. Unfortunately it’s not exactly the one I remember. Somewhere there is a picture of our whole small group with Evie and the completed skeleton. For now, this will have to do to celebrate her incredible creativity and care for her students.
At the dance circle last night I had one other incredible experience that I’d like to share – because although I am terribly sad right now, there is still joy.
I chose to sit out one of the dances and was sitting on the edge of the room. A woman came and sat down with me. She said, “I was in the intuition class you taught last year at Dowsers. It changed my life.” She went on to detail for me exactly what she had learned and how she applies it every day now. It was one of those astonishing conversations that left me absolutely speechless.
This is twice in two weeks that someone has approached me in an unlikely place and told me how much one of my classes has affected them. I think the Universe is trying to tell me something – like “TEACH MORE!”
It was particularly appropriate that the message come to me in that space which was filled with the loving essence of a woman who reveled in teaching. Thank you God. Thank you Evie. Thank you Lee Ann. I am humbled and grateful.
A couple other pictures I found today: