Her first question to me after we met was, “Is everything dead?” I was taken back, unsure of what she meant. When she explained that she saw no leaves on trees, or flowers growing, I was relieved to tell her that in Georgia, where she was now living, it was winter! I promised her she’dContinue reading “My Remarkable Friend: The Immigrant”
The Holiday season brings mixed emotions each year. I imagine the longer one lives, the more mixed it becomes, as losses accumulate. Such is life. Many years ago my mother passed just before Thanksgiving. Many more years ago my infant son died of crib death at three months of age, just before Christmas. The seasonContinue reading “Moving Forward”
Do you ever wonder what part of you has remained unchanged from childhood and what you lost on the way to adulthood? For me it’s been quite clear what I’ve held onto. I began dance class at age three and there is still there is little I enjoy more than watching “good”dance or dancing myself,Continue reading “HAPPINESS=Dance”
Many years ago, in the summer of my youth, I designed an exercise and movement program for older adults. I even convinced Georgia Public television to film me leading the programs with the intention of broadcasting them as a series and selling them to Senior Centers. It was successful and it was gratifying. It alsoContinue reading “Use It or Lose It!”
When I was a child, there was no question in my mind that I would become a dancer when I grew up. Unfortunately for my long term plans I developed asthma at age 13 and that made my tutu dreams impossible. What to do?