Finding Stillness. ~ Sean Driscoll

Via Sean Driscoll
on Jan 6, 2014
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Still is that fraction of a second between every “in-and-out”of the breaths that I breathe.

Still is the space between the boxcars of the freight train that thunders through my mind each car a thought in passing.

Still is that imperceptible moment that the tidal river outside my house changes from East to West melting fresh water and salt water into One, making the blood of the Earth teaming with life.

Still is gravity ceasing to work its magic on the molecules, atoms and sub-atomic particles that make up Matter and that which we think is real.

Still is Bridal Veil Falls frozen in the dead of winter at 2:00 am with no wind, no sound only a fat yellow moon.

Still is that half of a second on my guitar that I hold a note stolen beyond its measured beat, bending time, sustaining the height of rubato.

Still is the look in my son’s eyes locked in anticipation just before he knocks down his latest creation of building blocks.

Still is seeing your smile while on the inside curl of a wave that we both caught surfing, moving in tandem through time.

Still is when you wind your way down field, the ball dancing between your feet. It is the instant we stop all at once waiting before the kick that sends the ball through the posts finding its home with a goal.

Still is the beat that my heart skips when I see you walking into the room “still” after all these years.

Still is that moment when we do not move while hugging, trying to reunite what was once One, but remains separate for now.

Still is when I finally surrender to the twisted asanas that mimic life and stumble into finding there is only One.

Still is in the moment before the newborn finds its first breath or the last whispery gasp of the dying only to be reborn again from One.

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About Sean Driscoll

Writer, actor, animator and musician Sean Driscoll is a full time touring artist performing for children and families over one hundred twenty five shows a year in theaters, museums, schools and libraries across the United States. His performances are all based upon his short stories and include interactive animation, comedy-theater, magic and music. His company “The Story Ship” couples innovative technology with educational programming that both entertains and teaches children. He began studying guitar at age six and had his first professional engagement at fifteen when he was selected by Young Artist to be an ambassador of the arts. In college at FSU and GSU, Sean studied classical guitar and theater. After graduating, he continued performing full time until he became of professor of music at Armstrong Atlantic University in Savannah, GA. He taught there for ten years form 1989 to 1999 when he left to return to full time touring. Today, he continues to tour a rigorous schedule.

 

Driscoll lives with his wife and son in Savannah, GA. He practices yoga and daily meditation before writing his scripts, poetry, essays and stories each day. Through his work, Driscoll strives to discover the magic of mindfulness in the every day events of our lives.

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