Take a deep breath. Let it out with a sigh. Do this again with deep belly gladness!
Elizabeth Mendana (Vashon Island, WA) shares a DT3 (dance, talk, dance, talk, dance) in honor of pregnant, big bellyness.
The belly wants to move, to sing rainbows into those deep organs.
Ben Jonson says in Hymn to the Belly
ROOM! room! make room for the bouncing Belly, First father of sauce and deviser of jelly; Prime master of arts and the giver of wit, That found out the excellent engine, the spit, The plough and the flail, the mill and the hopper, The hutch and the boulter, the furnace and copper, The oven, the bavin, the mawkin, the peel, The hearth and the range, the dog and the wheel. He, he first invented the hogshead and tun, The gimlet and vice too, and taught ’em to run; And since, with the funnel and hippocras bag, He’s made of himself that now he cries swag; Which shows, though the pleasure be but of four inches, Yet he is a weasel, the gullet that pinches Of any delight, and not spares from his back Whatever to make of the belly a sack. Hail, hail, plump paunch! O the founder of taste, For fresh meats or powdered, or pickle or paste! Devourer of broiled, baked, roasted or sod! And emptier of cups, be they even or odd! All which have now made thee so wide i’ the waist, As scarce with no pudding thou art to be laced; But eating and drinking until thou dost nod, Thou break’st all thy girdles and break’st forth a god.
Relax your belly and let it be soft. Take a deep breath in honor of soft centers!
Dance in honor of the belly full and the belly not full,
on behalf of hunger
or what waits to be born from the belly of love.
Need belly help from mirror neurons? Here’s the same music. Follow the beach belly dancer!
Take a deep breath and let it out with a sigh!
Send Elizabeth and Theron some belly love in the comments: wishes, dances, youtubes! THEY ARE DUE ANY DAY! Or help them out! (Wishpot…I love that name for a registry.)