40 days of Self Care

Aug 29—Oct 7, 2017

a public performance ritual sparked by Robert Karimi’s born day. Instead of gifts, Karimi asks us to find ways to take care of ourselves for 40 days, risking acts of joy and self-nourishment.

A performance for my birthday this year instead of gifts. Take the time to take care of yourself.

The reason: growing up with Muslim and Catholic parents, I grew up aware of Lent and Ramadan as part of my yearly rituals. I’d fast and hear stories about sacrifice and redemption. 40 days represented a time for reflection, but I thought, in my child’s mind, what about other religions? what do they do?

With the current imbalance of the universe, the eclipse, the Jimmy Hart school of politics, creates a reactive society. Everyone, of all political stripes, is tense!

I thought we need a time of reflection for everyone. A time to take care of ourselves. This is not praying to myself or yourself. This is about how to reflect, reduce the ego, risk joy and self-nourishment, and find ways to bring play in to your life.

It’s about taking care of myself before I can take of others. I invite you to do the same.
I have 40 days of activities for myself, some public, some private, some super personal. I will invite you to all the public one. Not to support me. For you. Come to celebrate you.

Take the time to take care of yourself. That’s the best gift you can give me.