Live Virtual Group Session: 6PM EST February 14th 2022

Thank you to everyone who joined us this Valentine’s Day for our evening session!

For this session we watched the performance of Seasons of Love from the film Rent, posted below. 

Our prompt was: “How do we measure a year?”

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Please join us for our next session Wednesday February 16th at 12pm EST,  with more times listed on our Live Virtual Group Sessions page.

10 thoughts on “Live Virtual Group Session: 6PM EST February 14th 2022

  1. Patricia D.

    A year can be measured in: breaths taken, hearts broken, babies born, friends seen, dogs walked, snow days, work accomplished, hours in slumber, happy days, books read, loaves of bread baked…
    Or, can it be simply lived with needing to measure it at al?

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  2. Rose Cano

    By events. By milestones. By pebbles. By the people who have fallen, tripped, gotten up, fallen again.
    By the changes, big or small? In this last year, who lived? Who died? Who came out of the closet? Who shut themselves up in their apartment?
    How many spiraled into dementia? How many sprung into action?
    Who lost weight?
    Who gained baggage?
    Who did the 30 day yoga challenge?
    Who took up rock climbing at age 60?
    Fighting the calendar.
    Beating it back, page by page.

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  3. michele348

    How do we measure a year~~~

    The seconds, minutes, hours, days tick by.
    Do we notice?
    Are they unlimited in quantity?
    Sometimes our youthful thinking may lead us down that path
    but our lives are finite, a beginning and an end.
    So how are our lives to be measured?

    By taking out a moment to ponder all the gifts that have been bestowed upon us in the time we have been given,
    but, maybe more importantly, how many of those gifts have we shared with our fellow man.
    We share a common humanity, we share living life to its fullest… hopefully, with a generous measure of love.

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  4. Scarlet Kinney

    Thanks so much for posting this, Jeffrey. It’s one of the most poignant poems I’ve ever read. I love the way you build from the beginning, the way it begins to change in tone by the third line, but still takes a very unexpected turn in the last two lines. Beautiful.


  5. Scarlet Kinney

    How Do We Measure a Year?

    In color, in sound, in dreams?
    in visions, falling back
    back, back
    down the narrow tunnel
    of what has already come and gone?
    In light, in dark, in storms?
    In visions, falling forward
    forward forward
    into the vast opening
    of space and time ahead?
    By aligning our hearts
    with the great heartbeat
    of the earth,
    which in these times shudders,
    halts, shudders again?
    Will a new rhythm be established
    or will the trauma of these times
    silence it forever?

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    • michele348

      Such a sensory commentary, Scarlet. We cannot un-see what we have seen, we cannot un-hear what we have heard. But hopefully, our hearts will heal and be again robust.

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      • Scarlet Kinney

        Thanks, Michele. I do feel at times that the entire earth itself, as well as humanity, is suffering from this pandemic, and that the outcome is not yet clear. I cling to the hope you mention.


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