Whispering Thoughts

Text inspired by Chris H. Lynn film  – www.framingsounds.com


Running day and night, in dream and in aware,
makes her to be immerse in contradictory feelings:
an urgency to suddenly stop.

[are her metatarsals; they claim not be injured again].

Stop to simply contemplates those views that he presents,
one morning that awakens in her a great desire to cry:
In that day when running is not an option.

It is a punishment for her body and mind, she regrets.
With her aching feet, her nails peeled,
causing her even more pain inside: her heart bleeds.

[Thus, the brightness of the views and the water movement guide her to inside.
And as a ‘lady of water’ from there emerges to discover a new condition to her being]

In a delicate expansion, she observes the water moving in waves.
She mingles with reflections and becomes a lotus flower:
among the aquatic plants which soothes her most severe pain.

She knows the human presence by the voices, the car noises, the sounds of toys.
She listens the birds and sees the empty boat:
but she preferes, at that moment, from all moves away.

A miracle happens: she dives in that mirror and accepts the slow pace of life.
A whisper lets her quiet:
“I have to be leaving but I won’t let that come between us, ok?”


About Ana Villas Boas

I’m an urban sociologist and runner based in São Paulo, Brasil, focused on studies about body movement, landscapes, sounds, silence and senses. My current work has been on cultural heritage and preservation studies and I’m also yoga teacher, certified by Kundalini Research Institute.
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