ec·sta·syˈekstəsē/noun.1.an overwhelming feeling of great happiness, joyful excitement or rhapsodic delight.
Natasha is a girl from Ghana (who was born in London and lives in New York City) with a penchant for portmanteaux (and apparently for corny alliterative assertions). Truth and Beauty are at the core of her worldview and she searches for them in every waking moment.
She loves to laugh and lives to learn. She is thrown into fits of excitement by the perfect and effective use of paradox which probably explains her dedication to and fascination with the practice of yoga. She is envigorated by peregrination, whether through books of arcana or terrain both familiar and soon-to-be familiar. Beyond the travel, she finds beauty in fashion, in film, in poetry, in photography, in the body, in the scribbles we make while we talk on the phone and even in obsessive list writing.
Natasha holds a B.S. in Neuroscience and a B.A. in Dance and Movement Studies from Emory University. She is a freelance writer, creative consultant and digital content producer.
Natasha served on the Board of Directors of the Atlanta/Houston-based Core Performance Company, as well as that of Emory University’s Friends of Dance Society. She is constantly seeking to perfect the art of living, of searching for sophrosyne and of creating oneself.
Here’s more on Natasha on her website.
“Kakuzo Okakura, the author of the Book of Tea, laments the rebellion of the Mongolian tribes in the thirteenth century not because it brought death and desolation but because it destroyed one of the creations of the Song dynasty, the most precious among them, the art of tea. Like Okakura, I know that tea is no minor beverage. When tea becomes ritual, it takes its place at the heart of our ability to see greatness in small things [the magnificent in the mudane]. Where is beauty to be found? In great things that, like everything else, are doomed to die, or in small things that aspire to nothing yet know how to set a jewel of infinity in a single moment?”
– Muriel Barbery, The Elegance of the Hedgehog
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