Sunday, September 30, 2012

DUMBO, Bklyn

While checking out some art and networking at this weekend's  DUMBO arts festival,  I was inspired to create my own.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Today's affirmation 9/21/12

shaking off shackles that have held me back
peeling off leeches who sought my blood
jumping obstacles like an olympian
celebrating what makes me unique
working hard everyday to create my legacy
basking in the light of NOW
nurturing my spirit
reclaiming my purpose.
today, I AM
tomorrow will be a gift.

(c) 2012 Ocean Morisset

RIP Rich Somerville

I’m at a loss of words right now. I’m so confused and disheartened by the sudden loss of Rich Somerville, a FB friend who I’d been communicating with since February of this year. Rich confided in me that he had cancer, and found comfort and inspiration in my own cancer journey, including my self-portraits which he shared on his page. I always encouraged Rich to continue to fight even though this w
as his THIRD bout with cancer. He was in every sense of the word, a WARRIOR!

His last email to me sent only a couple of weeks ago regarding his cancer experience(s) read:
“It has been such a learning experience... filled with dissillusionment, because I can't believe that Modern Science would rather TREAT than CURE this disease... but THAT'S EXACTLY what they do... and how they are getting RICH.... smh Thank you for sharing, it gives me great hope to know there ARE others struggling as I am... I PRAY we are ALL WARRIORS to a SUCCESSFUL FUTURE.... ; )”

Rich Somerville, you suffer no more my brother. Thanks for the warm-hearted words and for the friendship which was short-lived but so very real and meaningful. RIP Warrior!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Dance Theater of Harlem rehearsal, 2012

Dance theater of Harlem new season is here! Here, member's of the company rehearse the piece "In the Mirror of Her Mind." Follow this link for the 2012-13 touring schedule!