Going to Camp

Dear Reader,

When I read the part about bringing a sleeping bag or sheets to fit a twin-sized bed, I wondered, “What was I thinking?” I’d agreed to go to a mother/daughter retreat, with my oldest and her two daughters. The reality of twin beds in a cabin began to sink in. Oh well, I’d committed to this, so off I went.

It was dark when we arrived. The girls, ages 5 and 7, commented on how gross the cabin was, and then happily climbed up and down the bunk beds. We roasted marshmallows over the camp fire for s’mores. Sang camp songs. Met new people. Did arts and crafts, and outdoor activities. The food was remarkably good for “camp food.” And, it turns out that I can still get a decent night’s sleep on a twin-sized bunk bed.

The best part was being there with my daughter and her daughters. There was walking, being outdoors, and watching them have fun.

On my way over, I stopped to have lunch with a dear friend. He mentioned that he was learning to be. Just be. Hanging out at the mother/daughter retreat was a brief experience in learning to be. I wasn’t in charge of anything. I participated when I wanted to, observed when I wanted to, and I looked at the stars. Out in the country, the stars are brighter.

Are you experiencing any moments of learning to be? How do you find those moments? What are you learning from them?

Here are reminders of what’s coming up in the next couple of weeks. Please note that the felting workshop is this Saturday, so if you’re interested, sign up as soon as possible.

Our Tuesday online Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement class, still free/pay as you wish.

Happily, I’m teaching a felt workshop and two Feldenkrais workshops through the Jung Center of Houston. They’re at the end of this month and early next month, so it’s not too soon to sign up.

By popular demand, Create a Nuno-Felt Scarf is back. A fun, hands-on experience of creating a scarf from fabric and wool fibers. I know I keep saying this, but it really is magical.

A rare opportunity these days, an in-person Feldenkrais workshop, Open Your Mouth: an Exploration of the Mouth, Tongue, Lips and Jaw will be Monday evening, February 6.

And for those who can’t make it in person, or would like to also participate online, the same class, Open Your Mouth: an Exploration of the Mouth, Tongue, Lips and Jaw (online) will be Tuesday evening, February 7.

Have—or be—all the fun you can!

Five-year-old girl climbing a rock wall.
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