Announcing the debut of the Lesley Dance/Movement Therapy International Dance Day video!!
This song was performed by Vivien and Phil Speiser during our event. This recording is the amazing Bernice Johnson Reagon, founder of Sweet Honey and the SNCC (students non-violent coordinating committee) Freedom Singers in the 60s.
Visual Poetry Exercise Bertman, © 2000.
Acronym...epigram = a visual poetry technique for making the abstract concrete.
Let each of the letters in the word HOPE be the first of a word, phrase or sentence. Write freely the
words that come without stopping, censoring or judging. This exercise is for spontaneity,
creativity and discovery, capable of concisely triggering a pointed or ingenious turn of
thought. Poetic rather than explanatory, it validates the ability of the image—even a word
image—to expand communication and offer insight outside the scope of the reasoning mind
These responses reflect the importance of acknowledging that hope changes over time.
Perhaps from cure, to comfort, for the courage to stay present, to be able to cope with
whatever happens. Somehow, in the act of doing—in this case writing— the gauze clears
and one discovers exactly what one wants or needs.
from a palliative care nurse:
How are your spirits today?
Often I wonder; seldom I ask.
Perhaps you’d like to share your thoughts with me.
Every day is different.
from two parents of dying children:
Help me Jesus
Our child is so sick
Please help me to remember
Eternity is now
Open your arms and heart
Prepare us for whatever happens
Endings are but new beginnings