Sugati Dreadless

Sugati Dreadless

I feel like we’re in uncharted territory.  Always anchored to our home we are embarking upon seeing life from a distinctively different view.  While moving out of ArtSpace I chose to cut off all my dreadlocks.  Severing old ties in order to create new ones.  One thing that always bothered me about wearing dreads is never being able to really see beneath what grew- to grow and grow without full reflection.  Experience has accumulated within its length, but what was underneath all that hair?  Was it important to have full knowledge?  Lately I have made a choice to know, even at the risk of letting go- to be supple enough to chop away the old and let in the new.

 

 

Likewise, when people ask me where we’ve moved to or even where we’re going, each time I answer with a genuinely unique reply.  Is it flakiness?  No.  It’s the quality of life we have been searching for; the ability to be flexible- to not be stirred by circumstances beyond our control, while still keeping our goal in tact- sustainability (sustaining love, togetherness, freedom from the stuff that was stagnating us, and sustaining our ideals- ecological and otherwise).  In these very uncertain times we have chosen to lift our anchor as we do our fists, by reaching beyond the prescribed american dream and gain perspective on our place within this country.  At a time when most americans are trying to choose between the two popular political presidential candidates, we choose ourselves as navigators.  We choose to be the ones that we have been waiting for and flow with the unpredictable nature of our times.  Not by keeping up with the nation’s changeable rhythm, but creating our own.  Romantic and idealistic- definitely!  Someone has to be.

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