Definitely worth a listen: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/q/thursday-dec-10-2020-colman-domingo-twyla-tharp-and-more-1.5835597 (Her interview begins at 25:00)
Twyla says, “Being as strong as you can possibly be physically your entire life is a good investment for the long term.” You can hear the strength in her voice as she advocates for movement throughout the life cycle. She says that the disease we suffer from is denial of aging rather than aging itself. So, hop on your bicycle (when spring returns) and, in the meantime, walk, run, stretch, skate, ski, weight-lift, dance, do yoga, Tai Chi, etc. Find something you love that feeds your heart and soul and keeps your body moving.
I’m off to dance in my living room to my favourite music, The Cranberries singing ‘Linger.’
I’ve been editing my podcast and, after many frustrations, I’ve come to love editing more than recording. However, through editing, I discovered the need to re-record certain words that were unclear due to inaudible prefixes; thereby, giving some statements the opposite meaning. Well, I just couldn’t let that go!
So, I pulled out the big old empty suitcase and the large empty box that I’m saving for an imminent move that will likely be initiated by my landlord as he tries to evict the six remaining tenants of an apartment building equipped with 19 apartments. How much of Montreal’s housing crisis is due to similar evictions and empty apartments slated for gentrification? I digress.
I re-recorded the unsatisfactory sentences but when I inserted them into the perfect spots, they were too soft and hollow-sounding. I need to re-record them to my satisfaction. So, I will try again ensuring that the volume is the same as the original recordings and, hopefully, the hollowness will also be gone.
Welcome to the Atwater Library Living History Collection – a permanent collection linking Montreal islanders to their past, present, and future.
We hope you’ll stay awhile, browse, and learn something that interests you about our particular area of the Montreal island by listening to the stories of the people who live, work, or simply visit here. Enjoy!
“Of (all) the works of the mind, history is the record. Its genius is illustrated by the entire series of days. Man is explicable by nothing less than all his history. Without hurry, without rest, the human spirit goes forth from the beginning to embody every faculty, every thought, every emotion, which belongs to it in appropriate events. But the thought is always prior to the fact; all the facts of history pre-exist in the mind as laws… A man is the whole encyclopedia of facts. The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn, and Egypt, Greece, Rome, Gaul, Britain, America, lie folded already in the first man.”