The Last Walk

The last walk along the lake this summer, that is.  Next week we return to Mt Pleasant Cemetery and an 8:30 start.  Six of us turned up at 8 to walk west.  Unfortunately (?) our walk was cut short by an interruption in the path so we returned for breakfast.

They don’t look too disappointed,
do they….?
At breakfast, talk turned to dance.  (Our topics always range widely.)  It reminded me of this thought from choreographer Martha Graham.
“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique.  And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost.  The world will not have it.  It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions.  It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open.?  (Italics mine.)
When I came across this passage I thought, “This could be a mantra for life!?  It can be applied to any part of life – walking races this weekend, how we react to a beautiful fall day, the ways we support one another,  how we age, – really, how we live.  I’ll call on my friends to help me to live up to it!

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