There are several “coincidences” I want to report at this point. Maybe you’ll share with me the nip of amazement I feel when I notice them. To me, they stand for the vast universe of what I don’t know. A sense of mysteriousness, magic.
Imagine the distance now between us. Michigan –> Arkansas.
Then are you not amazed to know that Kim and Bee have two cats who could be Bugs’s litter-mates? Look at Stewie (Emma) and Meezer (Madeline), plus Stewie with Ivy (too cute to resist):
Are you not amazed?
Second, when I graduated from FELDENKRAIS training in 1998, the very first thing I did – and I do mean first; I literally drove from graduation in Bronxville, New York, straight to the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck (just by Bard College, from which I graduated in 1970 – yet another coincidence). Omega was offering a weekend workshop in hands-on work with animals, related to FELDENKRAIS, called TELLINGTON TOUCH.
And I wanted to learn how to do that kind of work in the worst way. Nothing came of it, for me, but I remained fascinated by it.
So now, all these years later, here comes Bugs. And all the challenges he represented – continues to represent – for me.
Not long after Bugs showed up, one of my FELDENKRAIS clients brings me a book and wants to know have I heard of this thing. TELLINGTON TOUCH.
Plaque dedicated to Mother Teresa, Wenceslas Square, Olomouc, Czech Republic
Teresa also came to me for FELDENKRAIS work – but when she lived in New York, she was an assistant trainer in TELLINGTON TOUCH.
So now she and I do a trade. We do FELDENKRAIS hands-on together, and she does TELLINGTON TOUCH with Bugs and me.