68, Brattleboro, VT
I'm thrilled with life - still can't believe how beautiful the world is. All shall be well, ultimately, eventually, (though sometimes it doesn't look that way.) I'm a spiritual seeker... spending my life learning how to love the way God loves - non-judgmentally, generously, kindly, totally. (A slow process, but worth it.) Catholic mother, Jewish father - I had a wonderful conversion-re-commitment experience right out of college. I like to call myself a 'Quatholic-Jewniversalist', since I go to Mass on Sunday & teach Hebrew School on Monday.
After many years of dancing - modern, ballet, jazz, folk, rock, etc., I found a new kind of improv & realized it's my way of self-expression. As soon as I tasted it, I knew it was what i had been looking for (www.interplay.org)
What I'm doing with my life: Teaching InterPlay - the most fun system of playing with movement, voice, affirmation, and creating community I have ever found, Playing with & teaching 0-4 year olds - my peeps...Working with people with differing abilities, such as autism, Downs, cerebral palsy, ADHD, dyslexia, etc. - using theater, dance, the arts, Looking to see "that of God in every person"
I'm really good at: encouraging people, playing with kids, teaching adults to remember how to play, languages, and playing around with English, improv cooking, laughing.
The first things people usually notice about me: my enthusiasm/energy, people say I move like a dancer
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food:
BOOKS - Everything by: Laurens VanderPost (lover of the Bushmen & Jung's friend), Scripture, especially Jean Vanier, Anne LaMott, Barbara Kingsolver, C.S.Lewis, Catherine de Hueck Doherty & Eddie Doherty; Karen Hesse, Crescent Dragonwagon, Mara Novak, Sheila K. Collins, George MacDonald, JRR Tolkien, The "Big Book", Henri Nouwen, Roald Dahl, Children's books
MOVIES + PERFORMANCES - Les Mis, Wings of Desire, The Little Prince (there is a movie version!), Pilobolus, Harlem Ballet Theater, French and foreign films
MUSIC - folk music, rock, world music, classical, late convert to opera Russian Orthodox chant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsxxJNpZtHA
FOOD - especially foreign food: Mexican, French, Chinese, etc., minus sugar and flour.
The six things I could never do without: God/Spirit, family/friends, children, music/dance, story-telling, creativity
I spend a lot of time thinking about: philosophy, psychology, theology, Love, creativity, play, joy, justice, poverty.