I know Amy wrote about this gorgeous video last month (Thursday, April 19, 2007), but someone who loves me sent it to me today and I had to add my nickel. Thousand-Hand Guan Yin is the name of this exquisite record of a brilliant Chinese dance company. Itâ€™s a love letter, an homage, a living sculpture to Kwan Yin, the Mother of Mercy. Iâ€™ve spent many a day crying at her feetâ€”ever since I learned the meaning of her name, which is . . .
She Who Hears the Cries of the World
I was taken by some of the comments on YouTube about the fact that these gifted dancers are all deaf. To be deaf, and decide to be a dancer! The dancers embody Kwan Yin: her love, her mercy, her compassion, her listeningâ€”and they canâ€™t hear.
William Stringfellow, quoted in the Quaker monthly Friends Journal, wrote, â€œListening is a primitive act of love.â€ Hearing not required.