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stop moving.

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JMW Turner’s depiction of a stormy sea, painted c1831.
JMW Turner’s depiction of a stormy sea, painted -1831
Late in September 1836, a five-year voyage came to an end, and a young naturalist stepped ashore at Falmouth on 2 October and looked back in rueful contemplation of the severe privations that he – unlike Captain Cook’s men – never faced: “I speak from experience: it is no trifling evil which may be cured in a week”

-Charles Darwin, on discovering seasickness

having always been prone to motion sickness

from most any mode of travel or spinning movement

vertigo from a pilates class

spinning on any ride known to mankind

cruising on the water after a hurricane

twirling

watching hand-held camera shots on film

riding on and in planes, trains, buses, and automobiles

(not when riding on horses or camels, at least)

i should not have been surprised

watching richard branson fly off into space

listening to the play-by-play

of speed, g-force, lack of gravity, the woozy view from the window seat, the up, the down

when i began to feel motion sick

sitting on solid ground

in my living room

on earth.

one of many reasons i am not an astronaut.

 

sources: the guardian, tim radford, bbc, almay photo, virgin air photo

 

get on the bus.

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what an adventure it would be to travel on the ‘make america kind again’ bus

 

“human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the figure of a free people.

a nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.”

-Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States

go slow.

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go slow reminder sign

with the world spinning by

and the kinders

always moving so fast

(with frequent collateral damage)

we decided

to try slowing things down a bit

so

they painted signs as reminders

practiced spelling and saying it

posted them around the room

first day –

one hit his head

because he

‘decided to jump backwards’

one fell down

while stretching and balancing

on a shaky stool

one banged something

when skipping down the hall.

we’re still working out the details.

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wisely, and slow. they stumble that run fast.

– william shakespeare