Good Gravity

gravity-defying cat

Take a deep breath and let it out with a sigh…

“Get Down!” as James Brown sings-

“In the twenty-first century
You can dance
Get your feet off the ground

And if you believe
Then you can fly

Hit it, gravity, yow”

G-R-A-T-I-V-I-T-Y
*see lyrics below

Practices

Gravity—any more of it—we’d be pancakes.Less—we’d be on the moon.
When we get done in—gravity lays us down. Thank Goodness?

  • Gravity got you down? Use the InterPlay rule for floor work: “Just get up! Getting down is easy. Forget about looking good to get up. Just get up.”
  • Need more gravitas? Lie down or shake out your muscles for a lounge-arama during the length of the song below. Beautiful hang-dog images too!

Having gone from hoppin’ to chillin’—raise a hand in any direction to dance with playmates around the world connecting without doing much at all! Maybe you’ll sprout wings and fly.

Sabbath sprouting wings

by JoyAnna Hodges, Asheville Leader/Next Gen. participant

I will sit here     until I sprout wings
Rock on my knees, jam hands into earth, and wail
“come….savior….come”
I will soil my skin pounding the ground until
golden shoots rise from mud of blood and tears

I will grovel at your feet….until I sprout wings…
right out of my back

O human child, be ye not deceived:
the music on your ear
is beat and breath of unfurled feathers
swinging kingdom come.

Lyrics for “GRAVITY”:

In the twenty-first century
You can dance
Get your feet off the ground

And if you believe
Then you can fly

Hit it, gravity, yow

Heh, yeah, wait a minute
Lookie here

Gravity, the big G
G-r-a-v-i-t-y (gravity)
Say it, got a hold on me

For the third verse, the sun
I’ve been trying to get
The funky job done

Pull myself up
And work that ??
Don’t mess in the
Wrong honky tonk-a

You got no sense
You dance too fast
You burn all night
You’ll never last

If every man can dream
Then he can fly
G-r-a-v-i-t-y
Gravity, wow, big G

G-r-a-v-i-t-y
Gravity
G-r-a-v-i-t-y
Wait a minute

Slow it down, big city
There’s a fat cat here
Sitting pretty

Watch me break out
In a cold sweat
Jump back, baby
You ain’t seen nothing yet

You shake it up
You dance too fast
You think it will
Make it last

If every man can dream
Then he can fly
G-r-a-v-i-t-y

Gravity, the big G
(Gravity) oww
G-r-a-v-i-t-y, say it
Gravity, got a hold on me

Let me say that if
You can dream
Then you can fly
G-r-a-v-i-t-y

If you can love
Then you can fly
G-r-a-v-i-t-y
G-r-a-v-i-t-y
Good god

Gravity
G-r-a-v-i-t-y
Gravity, say it

Get funky, gravity
Everybody say it now
G-r-a-v-i-t-y
Gravity, ha

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