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Inspired by Madonna's speech to the Billboard 2016 awards - see more in my blog post https://moiradeslandes.com/2016/12/17/dancing-with-speeches-50-madonna/

Elixir Recipe

2011-11-27_10.51.26by Moira Deslandes26 Mar 2017

Plant your feet firmly.

Be like a tree by the waterside.

Do not be moved from your calling.

From the deepest well inside of yourself draw the truest of your selves:

uncompromising

cool

contained

reconstructed, repaired.

Wild.

Come completely.

Whole and with holes.

Look down the barrel.

Stare into the eyes of your supporters.

Weep.

Recognise you are a vessel. An instrument. A shrine for the Divine.

A shrine to the Divine.

Hold on. Be still.

Own your dreams.

Be vulnerable.

Be defiant.

Be your Self – inside and out.