On Trial

In the face of the daily assaults on our own sanity and peace of mind by this administration, I am repeating this blog post from 2017.


Trials are part of life, but sometimes they’re extended and severe and we have to teach ourselves how to survive within them. In the present turmoil of our world, when so many are being driven from their homes and we cannot understand or condone the senseless and mean-spirited actions of those in power, there seems little to make us hopeful. Yet now more than ever people of any age need to make an effort to hang onto whatever  joy and peace they can through their individual or joint creative efforts.

Entering that state of flow that comes when we are entrenched in our writing, painting, or music-making can help us remain calm, reasoned, and even hopeful. Practicing a group skill such as tai ji or singing with an ensemble joins hearts and lifts us above the disturbing political fray and back to a reality that we can understand. This is…

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