Poem for Aileen by Lucy Mahler

 I love Aileen's
Harpo smile that lights up her face, her eyes, and the atmosphere all around.
It's totally infectious.
Her Laughing playful nature
Her Attentive witness
The total love and focus and curiosity and play with which she can unwind and unearth any part of herself.
Her absolute belief in the creative outcome.
And most of all, how much fun love and superb surprise we share when together we go into our unloved, unwanted, unknown, unrealized and potentially powerful traumatized parts that yearn to Dance and be liberated through ART.
Sitting here waiting for my mamogram results I am with the strong memory of Aileen dancing with me through a year of breast cancer treatments, and I am smiling now as a result.

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