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An Audience of One

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I am being watched by an audience of one.
A warm night breeze blows off the desert and brushes my cheek, touches my flags, as they slide past my arms, my legs, my face. The only music is from the palms murmuring in the wind, far above me as I flag, as I perform.

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The Comfort Zone

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The Comfort Zone is a state of awareness, a state of conciousness, achieved through many possible paths but tricky to attain nevertheless. Flaggers and artists find and treasure this awareness, and yet it can be truly frightening to the unitiated…

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Flagger Haiku

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A style of lyric poetry borrowed from the Japanese that typically presents an intense emotion or vivid image, which, traditionally, is designed to lead to a spiritual insight.

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A Question of Community

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Too often, (and it is not a judgment) what we call a community is defined by who we air kiss hello at the clubs before doing our thing on the floor or stage. We do share a common thread, we flag or fan. But is that a community?

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Deep Flagging

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A few years ago I rediscovered my essence as a flagger. It was a deeply emotional experience, and I sent a letter to a friend trying to put the feelings into words. The letter does a decent job of putting this nonverbal awareness into words.

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