Cassius & Portia Go to the Museum: An Adventure in Space, Twirls, Paint & Music (Part 2)
And, last but not least, the highlight of our trip.
Close your eyes… Well, wait, then you cannot read. Okay. Imagine closing your eyes.
Imagine a room that is almost completely dark, and cool on this hot, muggy Florida summer day. Imagine in that cool and dark place, that happy music plays, and a camera projects your silhouette onto a giant screen with all sorts of psychedelic colors that somehow accommodates the music.
The music fills your feet, and warm colors pour down your trunk, filling your thorax with pure, beautiful, untainted joy. You are filling up with warmth, and love, and beauty, and it’s filling your neck… if it goes much further you might just drown in this beautiful joy.
You glance around, and realize you are alone — experiencing pure euphoria independently. Here in this dark, safe place, you can be free from judgement, you can be free from fear.
You are free from bullies, or weird looks, or harsh judgements. As the euphoria fills your head, and passes your mouth and nose — if you don’t flap your hands — if you don’t “tread,” you might actually drown. Usually you fight it, you fight it so hard, but now, there is no reason to fight it — this is a safe place, and you let go.
In this place you come alive. Safe to be who you really are — you explode inside — like a volcano of pure sweet tenderness.
You twirl. You flap. You giggle. You dance. You feel the joy that is pouring out of your fingertips and bleeding onto the screen. And with your love, you paint this perfect moment in time.
You start to play.
Okay, you can imagine opening your eyes, now, because you are going to want to see this video…
If you watch his face, and listen to the video, you’ll see his joy as he feels his arms stretch wide and catch the wind blowing through the air duct as he twirls. You’ll hear his giggles as he experiences — for the first time ever — being filled with music and art.
And, if you are anything like me, you’ll want to build a room exactly like this in your house. *
Seeing him so filled with joy absolutely warmed my heart and soul.
Oh, how I love you, my sweet, sweet Cassius.
For the rest of the pictures from the museum, click here.
SIDENOTE: For your clarification: “*” denotes the use of sarcasm everywhere in this blog. And there is going to be a lot of it. Just a fair warning!