I imagine a young, goddess-like girl bathed in light, in flowing robes and chiffon being unfurled. She slowly removes her veil, layer by layer, revealing a beautiful face with long, flowing auburn hair. Freed from all her earthly traumas, hardships and emotional baggage, she dances. I watch in awe, witnessing her joy for the first time. She is released, at last. Joy is one of our innate states as a child. Less ephemeral than happiness, joy comes from within and radiates. I’m rediscovering, as an adult, what joy is for me – in the moment, in gratitude, in the breath.
Produced and composed by Giovanna Joyce Imbesi
© 2006 Giovanna Joyce Imbesi