"Carrying - what does it mean?" Armen Moradians asks himself.  "It means to take somebodyÕs weight and there are two parts of it.  There is the person who surrenders their weight and there is the person who agrees to take on the weight."  He explains, "So thereÕs responsibility.  There is a relationship, and itÕs sacred because you have trust.  You have surrender.  You have strength.  You have submission."  All these elements, he says, create a powerful study of human connection.  Here, Armen carries Nan Cumming a.k.a. Carry #9.  Nan learned about The 100 Carry Project through, Open HeART Space, a movement group Armen teaches classes at.  After reading the website, Nan says she decided, "Since IÕm sort of short and small I thought, well, IÕd probably be easier to carry than some, so I will offer myself up.  I was just intrigued.  I didnÕt know Armen.  I didnÕt know anything about it, but I was just intrigued.  IÕm not an artist myself, but IÕm always interested in other peopleÕs creativity, and I wanted to learn what possessed him to do this, and if I can help, IÕm always happy to."  The two only spoke briefly about a month or so prior to the carry, and on the morning of the journey Nan says, "IÕm more intrigued.  I like the idea of him hoping to learn something over a period of time and trying to put it together.  IÕm very curious to see what he will put together at the end of the whole project." (image by Whitney J. Fox)
"Carrying - what does it mean?" Armen Moradians asks himself. "It means to take somebodyÕs weight and there are two parts of it. There is the person who surrenders their weight and there is the person who agrees to take on the weight." He explains, "So thereÕs responsibility. There is a relationship, and itÕs sacred because you have trust. You have surrender. You have strength. You have submission." All these elements, he says, create a powerful study of human connection. Here, Armen carries Nan Cumming a.k.a. Carry #9. Nan learned about The 100 Carry Project through, Open HeART Space, a movement group Armen teaches classes at. After reading the website, Nan says she decided, "Since IÕm sort of short and small I thought, well, IÕd probably be easier to carry than some, so I will offer myself up. I was just intrigued. I didnÕt know Armen. I didnÕt know anything about it, but I was just intrigued. IÕm not an artist myself, but IÕm always interested in other peopleÕs creativity, and I wanted to learn what possessed him to do this, and if I can help, IÕm always happy to." The two only spoke briefly about a month or so prior to the carry, and on the morning of the journey Nan says, "IÕm more intrigued. I like the idea of him hoping to learn something over a period of time and trying to put it together. IÕm very curious to see what he will put together at the end of the whole project."
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