Up the Hill

Dear Reader,

Some things just make you smile. Last week I was in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. On a cloudy day, we took a short hike down to the base of a waterfall called Dry Falls. Along the way, there were tiny wildflowers, huge trees blazing with fall color, and the roaring cascade of a waterfall. It’s called Dry Falls, because the rock formation is such that you can walk behind the waterfall, and barely get wet. It’s a lovely experience on just about any day. On this particular day, the grey sky made the fall colors really pop. The tiny wildflowers have their own kind of magic, and the company I was keeping along the way was so easy and fun to be with.

On the way back up from the base of the waterfall, I found myself smiling. Smiling just because. Because it was beautiful. Restorative. Relaxing. Delightful.

It’s always nice to encounter people, things, experiences that make you smile. Especially when they catch you off guard.

Here’s hoping that you’re finding multiple reasons to smile.

As usual, our Tuesday online Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lesson is Free Pay As You Wish. It might just make you smile.

And a little less usual, an in person Introduction to the Magic of Felt Making will be on Saturday, December 3, 2022, at the Jung Center of Houston. Felt making always makes me smile. The transformation of loose wool fibers into two and three dimensional objects is amazing—and fun.

Cascading waterfall in the fall
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