Lamentations and Martha Graham’s 117th Birthday

Lamentations and Martha Graham’s 117th Birthday

Did you see the Google’s doodle-ific doodle  in honor of Martha Graham, “the mother of modern dance”?

One of Ms. Graham’s most haunting performances was “Lamentation”.  Here’s a shortened version.  Writhing in agony within an all-encompassing garment, she seems to seek an escape until,  finally, she gives in, consumed by sorrow…

Been there?  Done that? Lamented?

Lament:  “to mourn aloud, wail…synonym: grief” (Merriam -Webster)

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“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” (Matthew 5:4)

Do you know “the God of all Comfort”(2 Corinthians 1:3)?

Click the pic below to be introduced:

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Martha Graham photo from:  http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/09/Martha_Graham_1948.jpg/144px-Martha_Graham_1948.jpg

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3 thoughts on “Lamentations and Martha Graham’s 117th Birthday

  1. I appreciate how you bring all those links together. You do all the work and I get to sit back and enjoy. Thanks.

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