"Each day holds a surprise. But only if we expect it can we see, hear, or feel it when it comes to us. Let's not be afraid to receive each day's surprise, whether it comes to us as sorrow or as joy It will open a new place in our hearts, a place where we can welcome new friends and celebrate more fully our shared humanity."
Henri Nouwen



 

 

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“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than  death.” Robert Fulghum

 

When it feels as if my soul has been shaken and stirred, I simply just keep believing in miracles. I am convinced that what I see and understand to be true is simply evolution and change is constant, as is said. I keep hoping that things will be alright for our children and grandchildren’s futures. Somedays it is challenging to concentrate, staying on task seemingly impossible. Thoughts of having to keep to a schedule as concisely planned ahead of time absolutely spine-tingling. World News seems grim to a degree, the Political Climate and Climate Change Deniers cause frustration for me and I am not sure I can deal with what feels as if it is a pounding of impurity upon the human race, our planet Earth. It’s difficult to strive positivley, when energy is being zapped like an outgoing King Tide. When things that I have learned to consciously avoid feel as if they will be the death of me, the death of all of us, I spin about and again recognize that I have always held a deep abiding faith, an ability to balance amidst opposing powers and remain rooted in what is plausible and thus evoke what is possible. Can you think of a better way to move forward so as to not simply get by? Can we adjust our attitudes and appeal to the notion that we have a means to flourish? At times socially isolating in nature is an answer for me, but I have also found that to gather friends and talk about dreams and ways in which to implement them has crucial benefits. To those of you who gather to mobilize with me, with all who come to AquaFLOW, I need acknowledge that you are a salvation for a tough era in time.  Given our accumulative ages, I know we have seen a lot, lived a lot, and comprehend our lot in life as blessings. This understanding does not make it painless. I offer you straightforward gentle times, shared strength and stamina that is accessible, and hopefully helps you all to also trust that miracles exist on this earthly plane….

 No one can convince me otherwise!   

 

September  with the exception of Labor Day ~ 

                        All classes will be held 

October         No Class on Columbus Day  10/14/19 

                        No Class on Friday 10/25/19 

November    No Class on Veteran’s Day 11/11
                        No Class on Thanksgiving Day 11/28 or the day after 11/29  

Tentative plan for 1st week of December OFF.

 

“Hope... is the companion of power, and the mother of success; for who so hopes has within him the gift of miracles.” Samuel Smiles   

 



Here you GO!!!  

 EVERCHANGING BEAUTY EVERCHANGING BEAUTY JUNE/JULY/AUGUST AquaFLOW  Summer 2019 

Nothing can resist the person who smiles at life - I don't mean the ironic and disillusioned smile of my grandfather, but the triumphant smile of the person who knows that he will survive, or that at least he will be saved by what seems to be destroying him.”   Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

 

There are days when upon awakening the sense that I “feel good” is immediately present, and life is wonderfully construed. But then, seemingly as if only by chance, all new information is presented, and the certainty that we now need embody a modified story from this point forward, presents itself historically. A not so aimless haphazard BIG BOOM of sorts materializes, and that which we had formerly preserved as truth is now rendered as spoiled, representing a baffling allotment to relay. Yet somehow metaphoric honesty prevails when the switch flips; as we all know too well a personal tale of the loss of a loved one, a familial unfoldment creating less than desirable tension, changing toilsome employment conditions or economic status and bygone circumscribed good health now ailing, or a longtime no longer a friend whom has shown some recent different colors creating disentanglements to simply blow the mind. We live on, continuing to breathe thru the difficulties, as we are ordained by many a life crisis with which we must deal and develop coping drills. Life both makes us and break us down, cracks us open again and again. Rumi says, The wound is where the light pours in.  The knowledge that we have a place that binds us, and compels us to keep moving is somehow an enticing component of the bigger picture that reminds us we remain whole despite manifested circumstances. Perhaps even construed as an asset that may be the largest part of how we grow best into ourselves, in the consistency of showing up to dismantle and engage in serial relationships that are meaningful, at least for today.  

 

When the day arises without any warning, one is distinctively and creatively blind-sided and thrown into a period of adversity, we pinpoint in recognition, knowing it was never a question of IF, but rather one of when and where life would throw us into the loophole of entanglements.  The weeks that ensue began with an incessant thought of, Crazy, isn’t it?  The weeks that now follow, one may be found sitting with a disordered thought process feeling this world is vaguely and slightly problematic, a new everyday norm. The smile is still there, but somehow there are new sensations, emotions, and a more then casual concern about life’s paradoxes.  Operation wishful thinking becomes a standard process as one now makes forward progress without reason or logic.  Make no mistake, a truthful discovery really can become a question?  This life is provisional and lends limited platforms to find answers to a mystery as to how and/or why that dossier of knowledge came to be...  Change is inherent, no one is immune, and during the most drastic times when it does occur we waiver between what to say, and I don’t know what to say... Education comes in multiple forms and is the only cure for a broken heart as we learn to paraphrase a new rendition of who we were previously into who we want to become someday again, down the road.  And to this Summer’s seasonal quarterly schedule I state my intention clearly; It is my hope that there are not many changes to this schedule that I offer to you all this summer, but we can not be certain, ever.   

 

JUNE ~ All Classes will be held.... 
JULY ~ All Classes will be held... 
AUGUST... Most classes will be held.  (I will update as the 8th month of the year draws near...)  

 

Our days are a kaleidoscope. Every instant a change takes place in the contents. New harmonies, new contrasts, new combinations of every sort. Nothing ever happens twice alike. The most familiar people stand each moment in some new relation to each other, to their work, to surrounding objects. The most tranquil house, with the most serene inhabitants, living upon the utmost regularity of system, is yet exemplifying infinite diversities.”  

Henry Ward Beecher