As the end of the world approaches, along with tectonic movements in my close vicinity, here are some lessons learnt in the past year.
Teaching is the best way to learn.
The more time passes, the more I appreciate the gift I got from my teachers, be it Naomi for Tai Chi, or Shir for the drawing. furthermore I realize how much teaching gave them a chance to re-examine their skills. hence I just started a drawing teaching adventure.
Any movement is good if you use it well.
Be it Job, Family, Location, A movement is a chance to wake up and see yourself bear (pardon the pun) before diving back in, did lots of it this year.
Friends are important.
Having someone to share your reflections, problems and just plain freestyle with is great,
And sometimes you receive such great gifts, in such a casual manner, that you can't even start expressing a thank-you for. (but thank you anyway :)
No risk, no gain.
When you finally take a risk your afraid of, you will probably either lose less than you imagined, or gain more than you expect, happens numerous times lately (mainly the latter).
Life is what happens to you when you'r busy making other plans.
Totally true (even if are shot by a madman in NYC)
So, these are the five, the two are animated poems I adore by Bill Collins:
Walking across the Atlantic
See you at the other side of the (yet another) end of the world.