The (under)Graduate :)


Joana behind the curtain. Photo taken by my mum.

“I don´t think any of us knows how to do this, this thing called LIFE. We try to get it; some of us make a conscious effort to grasp the rules and deal with them the best we can. But, in the end, this is a college where no one graduates. Once we presume we´ve reached a conclusion, a judgement in stone (thanks, Ruth Rendell), the maximum note in a tough test (check my IQ!), a sweet unshakable truth, there comes Life with its sharp axe, cutting, pillaging, destroying our hard-won convictions. If we cannot graduate, even if we try, why don´t we enjoy the journey – blindfold, open, trusting, more interested in the road than in the arrival?

The same question applies to Oriental Dance.”

Text taken from the 2nd edition of “The Secrets of Egypt – Dance, Life & Beyond” by Joana Saahirah

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