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to and from school each day
is always a bit of an adventure/misadventure
depending upon one’s perspective.
it’s not unusual for me
to get a hands-free text or call
from one of my teaching partners
in response to something going on in the road ahead:
an animal crossing, tire blowout, accident, truck spill, something on fire,
weather delays, political motorcade, funeral procession,
waving mascots, emergency vehicles, pop-up detours, construction,
or that old standby:
unusually heavy traffic due to the no-reason reason.
at this point
i turn up my music or book.
whoever happens to arrive first
will let our office know that the other
may be on time,
10 minutes late,
will arrive at a yet to be determined time before school lets out for the day.
fortunately we work with a very understanding administration.
the only thing i’ve learned to expect
with each curve of the road
there is the very real possibility of a new surprise.
“all you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.”
– earl nightingale
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the early days of laugh yoga.
i recently received an email
from a local group looking for members
(some of you may remember the ventriloquist’s group who tried to recruit me?)
well, this group is into laughter yoga therapy.
all i could think of was the memory
of my mother in assisted living
one of the only verbal (and opinionated)
people in her group.
one day when i was visiting
a therapist came in
telling them they were going to try a new thing:
laugh yoga therapy
she rolled her eyes but went along
once it was finished they asked her what she thought of it
“that was the stupidest thing i’ve ever done.”
i’m not sure it had quite the effect on her that they’d hoped for
but her comment gave more than one of us a very good laugh.
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“if people never did silly things nothing intelligent would ever get done.”
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