Sunday Specials: Holding Space, Sufjan Stevens Grieving and a Breathtaking Ballet Duet

A mini round-up of beautiful posts floating around the web this month. Enjoy.

What it means to “hold space” for people by Heather Plett

What does it mean to hold space for someone else? It means that we are willing to walk alongside another person in whatever journey they’re on without judging them, making them feel inadequate, trying to fix them, or trying to impact the outcome. When we hold space for other people, we open our hearts, offer unconditional support, and let go of judgement and control.

Sufjan Stevens talks to Dave Eggers: “I was recording songs as a means of grieving”

His new album, Carrie & Lowell, a return to that narrative songwriting, is a fall-down gorgeous and emotionally devastating masterpiece prompted by the death of his mother, Carrie, in 2012. It features some of the most beautiful music ever made about loss, and some of the most direct explorations of death ever recorded. It is a brutal, extremely sad, relentlessly wrenching record that, because it’s so exquisitely crafted, you might keep on a loop for days.

Helios Dance Theater Ballet Duet to Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me”

Stay With Me – HELIOS DANCE THEATER (Duet) from Helios Dance Theater on Vimeo.

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