When your mother sent me an email saying your family dog had died & you had made a dance video to honor Juno, and would I please watch & then share - I was expecting to get a little teary-eyed from viewing your tribute: I was not expecting to see love & grief transformed to such a pure-deep-true level of art that my heart would be opened up utterly.
The way you move limbs, your articulations of hand & foot, spine, neck & head as whole-body elegy, so dearly moves me. This choreography - that you have created & inhabited so fully, with such celebration & tender fury - is dance poetry.
I must thank you, Abhay. Your art has reached through our not-knowing-each-other and made me feel less alone, more understood, because we have all - in one way or another - been a boy who lost his beloved dog, who still (please) just wants our beloved to come back to us, to (please) (I miss you) come home.
Juno was a lucky dog to have called your family her home. Blessings & peace to you & yours, Abhay,