Goodenough Gismo

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    This is the classic children's book, Goodenough Gismo, by Richmond I. Kelsey, published in 1948. Nearly unavailable in libraries and the collector's market, it is posted here with love as an "orphan work" so that it may be seen and appreciated -- and perhaps even republished, as it deserves to be. After you read this book, it won't surprise you to learn that Richmond Irwin Kelsey (1905-1987) was an accomplished artist, or that as Dick Kelsey, he was one of the great Disney art directors, breaking your heart with "Pinocchio," "Dumbo," and "Bambi."



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Brenda

O, I love dancing! Started at 45, too. Gabrielle Roth inspired "Sweats" - do whatever you like on the dance floor while being taken by the music through "5 rhythms" - flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical, stillness. Dance baptized me back into the world of my body, of movement, of the grace of form. It was after my marriage ended and I worked through so much anger and grief dancing. And discovered all kinds of other dance, too, contact improv, all that touch, movement through touch alone, can be fabulous if hard work sometimes, and Authentic Movement, you dance whatever you're feeling with your eyes closed while someone watches, "witnessing" you... a more powerful experience than words can convey. There's lots of dance around for us older old women! At my last workshop I danced with a wonderful man, Bill I thought to be maybe mid 60s, only because his hair was white, and just found out he's 74! He had more energy than many far younger than he. So, what can I say, I just posted a pic taken by my son last night before I went out, yes, gasp, *dancing*... it's a great way to free the spirit. xo

Richard Lawrence Cohen

Great post -- the height of blogging as personal journalism.

Alison

If your readers get a say on what makes the "Best of AmbivaBlog" list, I vote for this post. Also, for a few of the Ft. Myers Beach posts. Great stuff.

amba

Truly thrilling responses! Thank you all.

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