Friday Feldenkrais: Poems for My Students (read January 27, 2017)

The readings at the beginning of class on January 27, 2017 come from a section of Songlines, by Bruce Chatwin, in which Chatwin shared a collection of poems and quotes that elevated the wandering he found himself drawn to so deeply. 

Above all, do not lose your desire to walk: every day I walk myself into a state of well-being and walk away from every illness; I have walked myself into my best thoughts, and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it . . . but by sitting still, and the more one sits still, the closer one comes to feeling ill . . . Thus if one just keeps on walking, everything will be all right. Soren Kierkegaard, letter to Jette (1847)

There was also this gem, my favorite in Songlines

Solvitur ambulando. "It is solved by walking."