Along East River Drive on my way out to PABallet studios in East Falls and an unexpected weather show over the Schuylkill River and forest banks of Fairmount Park fielding wind sheers so loud in the trees the rustling drowned out traffic noise. Completely intimate moments that would have otherwise been lost. Fading cloud chambers advancing and steel blue hues on choppy water flashing. I remembered that I was going to see a rehearsal of William Forsythe’s chaotic ballet In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated and with wind seemingly both fore and aft around the bike as I furiously pedaled, seemed a perfect prelude.

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