Chattering Mind

by Dr. Susan Corso

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. It’s a love letter, an homage, a living sculpture to Kwan Yin, the Mother of Mercy. I’ve spent many a day crying at her feet—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 listening—and they can’t hear.

William Stringfellow, quoted in the Quaker monthly Friends Journal, wrote, “Listening is a primitive act of love.” Hearing not required.

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