New Moon Mother

Music: Gopalike by Dr. KJ Yesudas

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The new moon upon us…

it has been 77 days since Chi stepped foot in Tara home…

a drifter, sleeping upon the mats of parents home…

tending to the gardens, and the space which housed her rebirth.

the maid came today to clean the parlor…

one could mistake Chi for her..

it is hard to believe Chi posses a 2500 sqft home…

which to the villagers surprise, Chi lovingly abandons to tend to the gardens.

it has been 77 days…

on this new moon…gazing out into the dark sky…

SHE has never felt so close yet far from mother.

it has been 77 days…

since Chi has laid eyes on  bharatantyam Guru..

since Chi has danced before her eyes, and received divine instruction

all of her doing… or perhaps something greater than Chi…

these 77 days of penance..

the dance has taken a different form within Chi…

the adavus still practiced every day…as devotion comes not without discipline

but as Chi flows through daily tasks….

the dance is there always…

moving through SHE…as if not a separate thing that one must make time and space for…

at times duality sets in…

Chi how will you ever complete your training and get to Arrangetram…

being distanced from Guru for 77 days..

although we are apart…. SHE is with Chi.

in the smell of sweet fall breeze, as Chi takes in the beauty

her teachings encircle Chi as SHE sways gently to the breeze…

mudras flowing forth subconsciously as if some language between Chi and Nature.

77 days, since Chi partook in the sacred green leaf of her ancestors…

clearing mind, body and spirit…

finding the dance within.

Rooting in something Chi knows not..

but it’s truth brings comfort and shelter like the tree in which Chi sits under.

Black mother,

daughter lost yet found in your eyes.

77 days since Chi gave up on the making the house a home…

not entirely giving up…

just giving in to the call of nature…

the call to be in the gardens, and dance a silent dance…

to dance amongst the trees and watch them change,

for they reflect the inner transformation within Chi.

Tara temple home waits empty…

a castle without a queen…

for the Queen has left her belongings and prized possessions…

embarking on an internal journey.

as the winter wind comes, SHE will leave this place for warmer lands…

taking with her a fruit and a song

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

 

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