I’m not sure if I can sustain reading about psychology and specifically about Poisonous Pedagogy any longer. Important insights, big revelations, but oh so dark. My reading speed did almost grind to a halt. Maybe one last quote:
“Pedagogy Fills the Needs of Parents, Not of Children” — Alice Miller, from her book “For Your Own Good: Hidden Cruelty in Child-Rearing and the Roots of Violence”
Actually that was a chapter title, but… indeed.
Now on to something else, something that delights me beyond measure. A poem a viewer left as comment on one of my Youtube videos:
LOWERING MY BODY WITH THE SPIRAL AND FEELING ECSTASY
Life offers me fluidity
As I spiral
First from standing,
Then to the floor,
I twist my hips
And so explore,
Of fluid movement.
What utter grace,
As I lower
Of my body
Why it’s all
Poem by Martin Mittelmark, as a comment on my video “Move smoothly from standing to sitting on the floor”, youtu.be/fftXkm6Mlu0
Oh so wonderful! I don’t know if Martin is a reader of my blog, but somehow he must be in the know…
Please (continue to) practice your own creativity, open the flood gates, whether your favourite medium of expression is drawing, writing, singing, dancing, garden work, flower arranging or … good question, which are the ways?