Strengthen Your Posture, Enrich Your Story
It is in there, inside you.
When you slow down,
you’ll hear it.
It is inside the den of your self.
We’ll shine the light in there
and you will find what you
need to know about yourself and
Your way of working with
yourself will grow more
respectful and accepting,
stronger and more life giving.
~ Kim Cottrell
If you can't make it to class, you can read Kim's While Walking blog which covers wide-ranging topics relating to some aspect of our human behavior. Self-awareness and self-image, the hallmarks of the Feldenkrais Method, are there in the stories.
Lately, my mind has been blank. The things that filled it, the errands to do, the phone calls to return, the decisions about what to keep and what to discard, have slowly dwindled until what's left is a soft, fluffy nothing, a space so unfilled it grows and expands and reaches further and further in every direction.
I was too young to know it was unlikely her death would be the peaceful kind you see in the movies where the dying person takes a last long breath surrounded by the ones she loves.
I hear him talking the caregiver through the bath, instructing him on each little move to make. My dad, the carpenter, the builder, the detail guy, talks his way through everything. The caregiver today, a young man, is patient with Dad, exactly what works well. He barely says anything, a simple question to confirm what Dad wants, a nod here and there. I hear Dad complaining of being cold, there in the steamy bathroom with zero ventilation and the caregiver sweating.