Five Ages Dancing: Remembering Sage Cowles

Five Ages Dancing: Remembering Sage Cowles

The people in our lives who have the greatest impact are often some of the quietest souls. We walk in their footsteps without even knowing they left a print in the snow.

Sage Cowles, the mother of our board member Jay, was one of those people. She passed away recently, but she leaves behind a memory that will endure — movement being part of her legacy. Sage is the elder woman in “Five Ages Dancing.” In the video, dancers aged 85, 65, 45, 25, and 5 perform the same sequence. As Krista said to me after watching it, “I find it stunning and moving in ways I can’t explain.”

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is the cofounder of On Being and currently serves as publisher & editor-in-chief. He received a Peabody Award in 2007 for his work on “The Ecstatic Faith of Rumi” and garnered two Webby Awards (in 2005, and again in 2008). The Online News Association nominated his journalistic work multiple times in the general excellence and outstanding specialty journalism categories. Trent’s reported and produced stories from Turkey to rural Alabama, from Israel and the West Bank to Cambridge, England.

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