|26-05-2010, 10:51 PM||#1|
Writer and Clinician
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Location: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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Why I love stories
I doubt that there is any way of moving into our deepest awareness without using our imagination, and this is where story dwells.
Each week I listen to podcasts from Stuart McLean’s Vinyl Café and The Moth.
Stories connect one human being to another, and my work has always been about exploring that connection. Stories also inform me of another’s past, and, if I listen carefully, I realize that stories and treasures are the same thing.
When we tell a story we reveal our treasure.
It doesn’t matter that it may not be true.
|27-05-2010, 04:16 AM||#3|
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Location: Mandeville, LA
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That's a sad story, Eric.
When I see one of my colleagues precariously balancing a patient on a gym ball tomorrow to "strengthen their core," I think I might cry.
John Ware, PT
Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists
"Nothing can bring a man peace but the triumph of principles." -R.W. Emerson
“If names be not correct, language is not in accordance with the truth of things. If language be not in accordance with the truth of things, affairs cannot
be carried on to success.” -The Analects of Confucius, Book 13, Verse 3
|27-05-2010, 04:29 AM||#4|
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Eric Matheson, PT
|27-05-2010, 04:37 AM||#5|
Human Primate Social Groomer and Neuroelastician
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I've been crying ever since second year PT. That was 1969. I think my tears for PT are an endless water cycle.
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"Rene Descartes was very very smart, but as it turned out, he was wrong." ~Lorimer Moseley
“Comment is free, but the facts are sacred.” ~Charles Prestwich Scott, nephew of founder and editor (1872-1929) of The Guardian , in a 1921 Centenary editorial
“If you make people think they're thinking, they'll love you, but if you really make them think, they'll hate you." ~Don Marquis
"In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists" ~Roland Barth
"Doubt is not a pleasant mental state, but certainty is a ridiculous one."~Voltaire
|27-05-2010, 04:45 AM||#6|
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|27-05-2010, 06:49 PM||#7|
Swaying against the breeze
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Location: Prévost Québec
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I think our collegues are in an artificial reality built in part to prevent them from crying. Any attemps to make them aware of that should trigger all the mothership's defenses.
And I think most of the collegues I know who got aware of that counscioulsy or not just hit the eject button but had no parachute on. Which left them either dead or out of physioland alltogether.
I remain part of the dead for now.
Frédéric Wellens, pht
«We often refuse to accept an idea merely because the tone of voice in which it has been expressed is unsympathetic to us.»
«Those who cannot understand how to put their thoughts on ice should not enter into the heat of debate. »
|28-05-2010, 01:37 AM||#8|
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Stephanie A. Mikoliczak, DPT
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. - Anaïs Nin
|05-06-2010, 04:39 PM||#9|
Enjoy a moment of whimsy
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From a Roger Ebert tweet: The Pleasures of Imagination
This could have also found a home in the Supernormal Stimulus thread.
"I did a small amount of web-based research, and what I found is disturbing"--Bob Morris
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|16-04-2011, 07:44 PM||#11|
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I enjoyed this article about Ebert as well. http://www.esquire.com/features/roger-ebert-0310-2
Carol Lynn Chevrier LMT
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