Sisu describes a unique
personality trait as inner being informs outward doing.
To have this kind of courage is to have the determination to get things
done against impossible odds. With perseverance, tenacity
and imagination one can take care of things.
Sisu is best witnessed in others and
resists precise explanation.
"Courage, sacrifice, determination,
commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts.
That's what little girls are made of; the heck
with sugar and spice." – Bethany Hamilton.
the Dancing Woman story
Dancing Woman Labyrinth was created by Lisa Gidlow Moriarty (www.DancingWomanLabyrinth.com)
in response to her mother’s death to
cancer and her own cancer survival.
The Dancing Woman knows grief, she bears
the tears and celebrates the days of joy and survival. She is a symbol
of women’s strength
and compassion. Her uplifted arms reach out
in a supportive embrace; her wild hair suggests freedom as well as the
hair may grow back after chemotherapy.
The entrances under her arms are reminiscent
of a friend’s support and protection. She dances
with wild abandon in release of pain.