"Dance for me-it feels like a weapon of a warrior, a platform to communicate. It feels like passion. It feels like freedom. It feels like liberty. It feels like healing. It feels like confrontation."
-Shakiah Danielson, Hip Hop Instructor, Northwest Tap Instruction
"Well it's not easy to grow old. But, I find that knitting fills in the void, and it's useful. It's an outlet for me and it's something that helps people." -Virginia Carmichael, a 100-year-old knitter, has been making baby sweaters and blankets for newborns in need for many years. She goes to Westside Baby in West Seattle to see what happens after she donates them. #icannojustsit
So much to learn from and share as a result of interacting with centenarians ...indeed, there's something extra special in seeing the wrinkled and old-age spotted hands of Virginia Carmichael touch the unmarred smoothness of infancy and newness on the face of one of the babies she has lovingly knitted a sweater for. And it is true that the sweater provides a warmth and comfort for the infant; but, just as true and equally as important, creating the little yarned cloaks provide a social wellness, emotional wellness, and spiritual wellness that are nothing less than fuel for health at any age, especially, it would seem for centenarians
June 2015 interview
(Tracy Morgan made a miraculous recovery from the June 7, 2014 near fatal vehicle accident but was still working on emotional wellness/recovery. Morgan's good friend and fellow comedian, James "Jimmy Mac" McNair, was killed in the accident and comedians Harris Stanton and Ardie Fuqua were also injured in the accident)
February 2017 interview
(Clearly, Tracy, in less than 9 months, the same amount of time that it takes to germinate a baby :-) made phenomenal progress in healing. While it would be expected that residual physical problems from the accident, diabetes (diagnosed in 1996) and kidney transplant (2010) would require ongoing and continued taking of medication, the healing and return to wellness (health) was facilitated by restoring every dimension of wellness (financial, social, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, occupational, environmental, and physical)
April 2018 Interview
(He's back-wellness and all, speaking the language of love)
Tracy Morgan has overcome many challenges-diabetes, alcohol abuse, kidney transplant, divorce; but, it appears that his biggest challenge, life-threatening vehicle accident (2014) helped him to realize his big purpose in life-healing himself as well as others, with comedy and love.
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"Making what anyone would reasonably call a mistake in the middle of one of Davis’ solos—hitting a noticeably wrong chord—Hancock reacted as most of us would, with dismay. “Miles paused for a second,” he says, “and then he played some notes that made my chord right… Miles was able to turn something that was wrong into something that was right.” Still, Hancock was so upset, he couldn’t play for about a minute, paralyzed by his own ideas about “right” and “wrong” notes.
What I realize now is that Miles didn’t hear it as a mistake. He heard it as something that happened. As an event. And so that was part of the reality of what was happening at that moment. And he dealt with it…. Since he didn’t hear it as a mistake, he thought it was his responsibility to find something that fit.
Hancock drew a musical lesson from the moment, yes, and he also drew a larger life lesson about growth, which requires, he says, “a mind that’s open enough… to be able to experience situations as they are and turn them into medicine... take whatever situation you have and make something constructive happen with it.”
Herbie Hancock Explains The big Lesson He Learned From Miles Davis Every Mistake in Music, As In Life, Is An Opportunity
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