Denise Dances: A Return to Perfect Health - Body, Mind & Spirit!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

New London, CT. Ya better watch out; ya better not cry! ya better not pout; I'm telling you why! Santa Claus is coming to town! 37 readers on my blog yesterday. Thanx for reading, everyone. Comments welcome. Trample me. Maybe when my account reaches $10, I can start getting paid for my life story! (I've got to see this movie! I've got to see it; I've got to see it. Are we going? We're going; aren't we? If we don't go, I'm going to be mad!!!...* * * :) P.S. Be kind to a widow; you'll have good luck! (Denise...Denise Dances...2009)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

More-on Facebook

MORE ON FACEBOOK -- Anywhere, USA. For those of you who are my Facebook Friends or would like to be, -- check out Ed's Opinion Page of the Hartford Courant. Often sparks a lively debate, especially if you don't get into idle comments much. How come nobody comments on any of my highly controversial, volatile blog posts? How come nobody talks to me? Go ahead -- trample me! I can take it. I'll bounce back and get right back up on my feet again!

No More Scary F-Places

No more scary more scary places. New London, CT. I stayed home today. Safe inside from the pouring rain. From my window up high, I announced that God is in charge! He is greater than my Situation. And who did I see fall on his face in the rain down below? The bigger they are, the harder they fall! For today, I will keep my suspicions to myself. I was never so happy to return to The Residence on late Saturday night, December 5th; after a day spent in the pouring rain in NYC. (I caught a big chill and couldn't warm up for the life of me!) For those of you who have lived there or visited NYC in the rain, you know it SUCKS to be in NYC in the rain! But I actually found it easier than dealing with the residents where I live. "The strangers shall fade away and be afraid out of their close places..." on the Animal Planet this afternoon, I saw one white gazelle amidst dozens of browns..."they sense the one who is different; who doesn't fit in, and they harrass the one until they leave...their chances of survival =...once again, I couldn't do it without you, my Guardian Angels here on earth and my one in Heaven! my splitting headaches which I had all summer and into the fall are GONE as are most of the "strangers in my house!" Never mess with somebody you thought was a nobody; they might just turn out to be Somebody!!!..* * * :)...So when you're near me, darling, can't you hear me calling -- SOS! The love you gave me; nothing else can save me -- SOS!!!...*** :)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Psalm 18

Psalm 18 (verses 17-21; 27-28; 32, 34-42; 45, 47-49.
He delivered me from my strong enemy; and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me.
They prevented me in the day of my calamity:
but the Lord was my stay.
He brought me forth also into a large place;
He delivered me, because he delighted in me.
The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness;
according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.
For I have kept the ways of the Lord
and have not wickedly departed from my God.
For thou wilt save the afflicted people
but wilt bring down high looks.
For thou wilt light my candle:
the Lord my God will enlighten my darkness.
It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.
He teacheth my hands to war,
so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.
Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation:
and thy right hand hath holden me up, and thy gentleness hath made me great.
Thou hast enlarged my steps under me,
that my feet did not slip.
I have pursued mine enemies and overtaken them:
neither did I turn again till they were consumed.
I have wounded them
that they were not able to rise:
they are fallen under my feet.
For thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle:
thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me.
Thou hast also given me
the necks of mine enemies;
that I might destroy them that hate me.
They cried, but there was none to save them:
even unto the Lord, but he answered them not.
Then did I beat them small as the dust before the wind:
I did cast them out as the dirt in the streets.
The strangers shall fade away,
and be afraid out of their close places.
It is God that avengeth me, and subdueth the people under me.
He delivereth me from mine enemies. Therefore will I give THANX! YEAY!
(Ain't no wrath like a woman scorned. Don't f*** with me, WM. No contest.)
I've bounced back from the negligence of the Public Healthcare System. From the wrath and scorn of most of my neighbors (and others). THIS TOO SHALL PASS -- but not soon enough! You haven't heard the last from me!!!...* * * :)
Who is she that cometh forth as the mountain, clear as the sun, fair as the moon, and terrible as an army with banners??? (SOS)

Monday, December 7, 2009

"Call of the Coast"

CALL OF THE COAST Florence Griswold Museum. Old Lyme, CT. For a review of this art exhibit from the New York Times and to view paintings, go to: Please feel free to COMMENT on whose review you like better. (My feelings won't be hurt. They've been trampled often and I always bounce far.) So tell me soon: Am I destined for greatness or is God planning to make a martyr of me??? (Intuitive...a little psychic...I pick up cues from the environment...empath...deductive reasoning...) COMING SOON: photos of "The Race" and "Seeing the Light" (almost finished!) to "Aplomb" soon to follow, then "On the Rocks" and "Seagulls All Around." The series should be complete by late January, just in time for my MidWinter Artist Reception, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010 at my home in New London. I hope to see you there!

The Big Chill

THE BIG CHILL Sat., Dec. 5, 2009. New York, NEW YORK. Georgia O'Keefe: ABSTRACTION. Sept. 17, 2009 - Jan. 17, 2010. Whitney Museum of American Art, Madison Avenue at 75th Street. For more info, go to:  and
Mamma Mia! described by New York Magazine as "a cardboard-y musical pasted together out of ABBA's greatest hits. Audiences can't get enough of it, though." Winter Garden Theater, 1634 Broadway at 50th Street (212)563-5544. Discount same day only tix available at TKTS booths at Duffy Square, Broadway & 47th Street. Music & Lyrics by Benny Anderson; Bjorn Ulvaeus. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd. This is the Broadway debut of the star, Alyse Alan Louis, a May graduate of NYU (New York University). (Ah, lived across from NYU on Mercer Street, summer 1988. Could often see the dancers rehearsing from my apt through the large glass windows of NYU. My mother got a report from the phone company, informing her that my phone was bugged.) What're you, crazy? Think you got problems? Are you kidding me? I don't get no respect!!!...* * * :). Why "The Big Chill?" It rained, all day Saturday. I stood in the rain for about an hour and a half in order to get a discount theater ticket to Mamma Mia. Quick review: A young woman plans her white wedding to her high school sweetheart. Yearning to know her real father, she invites three of her mother's boyfriends from the past to the Greek Isles to give her away at her wedding. Guess who she chooses? I especially enjoyed the passion of the show's number, SOS. Some of the numbers seemed an impromptu routine in an all girls' (albeit middle-aged -- that word I hate!) hotel room; something that could be acted out by you or me! others; did have that glitter, verve and sparkle! as did the story's happy ending!

Sunday, December 6, 2009



Where are those happy days, they seem so hard to find.
I tried to reach for you, but you have closed your mind.
Whatever happened to our love?  I wish I understood.
It used to be so nice, it used to be so good.

So when you're near me, darling, can't you hear me --
The love you gave me, nothing else can save me --
When you're gone -- How can I even try to go on?
When you're gone -- Though I try, how can I carry on?

You seem so far away though you are standing near.
You made me feel alive, but something died I fear.
I really tried to make it out -- I wish I understood.
What happened to our love, it used to be so good.

So when you're near me, darling, can't you hear me --
The love you gave me, nothing else can save me --

When you're gone, how can I even try to go on?
When you're gone, Though I try, how can I carry on?
So when you're near me, darling, can't you hear me --
And the love you gave me, nothing else can save me --

When you're gone
How can I even try to go on?
When you're gone
Though I try, how can I carry on?

When you're gone
How can I even try to go on?
When you're gone
Though I try how can I carry on?

(Mama Mia, Wintergarden Theater, Broadway & 50th, Sat., Dec. 5, 2009)  On Saturday morning, I woke up early, as usual.  In the predawn darkness, as if from another galaxy, the tune of Mama Mia by ABBA came to me from far away...


Today I am proud to present to you:
The Work of the Stonington Printmakers Society
November 22, 2009 - January 29, 2010
This post is in honor of my sister Kelley and to express my support for her work. Kelley has a BA in Fine Arts and a BA in Interior Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design and is owner of Kelley Interiors in Mystic. The opening reception was Saturday, replete with ongoing demos. I am sorry to have missed it; but I got rained on in New York instead as I waited in line for approximately an hour and a half for Mama Mia! (yep, it was worth it!) Georgia O'Keefe is at The Whitney on Madison & 75th. More later! ( many many, many raindrops...falling from the sky...falling from my eye...tears, healing tears...baptism...born again.) I was very excited (and relieved of that all-consuming Catholic guilt) when I got her email message today. I will definitely go see it -- and you should too!
It's all good! There's enough to go around!