Thursday, 8 March 2012
No, this is not an extremely overdue Valentine's day post, this is a birthday gift that I made for my Capoeira teacher Bia.
Now I'm pretty cynical these days when it comes to love. Well that's not entirely true - I love the idea of being in love, seeing other people who are truly in love, and am quite floaty about things that are heart-shaped or that have the word 'love' on it. It's the whole 'finding-the-love-of-your-life-and-everything-falling-into-place' that I'm not so convinced about - well, me personally I mean, I'm not sure the idea fits well with me.
Of course, you experience love from your family and your friends, and that's completely irreplaceable - partners come and go, and all that. But what I've discovered over the last year and a half, since starting Capoeira is a whole other experience of love.
Now I'm not going to go off on one and get all mushy, but it's like entering a different world when I go to a class, event or anything that involves seeing anyone from the Capoeira family. There is an immediate acceptance and warmth, no judgements, and the energy you get from this alone is immense.
So the reason why I made such a massive Coracao de Coco (coconut heart) is because I've never experienced such an envelope of love from a group of people (other than my family of course) before - and I wanted to show you the gift I made to represent that :-)