5. Spring Rounds - Liz Ivkovich / by Nathan Webster

To see more about the  black hole  and  spiral jetty …

To see more about the black hole and spiral jetty

The below post is the fifth in a series of 13 texts related to NOW-ID's inaugural Rite of Spring, loosely following the 13 episodes in Stravinsky's score. The author, Liz Ivkovich, is also a dancer in the piece and was inspired to write this text while visiting the spiral jetty with a group of lady-shamans last week! Get your tickets to the performance here.

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We enter the circle counter

clockwise

towards the undoing at the center of it,

which is the dark hole at the center of every universe.

(our own is Sagittarius A*)

It has finally been photographed,

a creepy nothingness from

which no force could possibly

expel you

when the event horizon (the point of no return)

entrains you.

It’s a blurry, uninspired shot. Doesn’t seem worth the effort, TBH.

And the stars spiral on,

and we spiral out.