I have had a good day in lockdown, In fact it’s been my most exciting, action-packed day since we went into lockdown. Stuff happened! On Zoom I attended two poetry readings. (Neu! Reekie! in Scotland and The Shuffle in London.) Also three dance classes. Also I had a very civilized phone conversation with my 8-year-old grandson. And a walk, of course. The icing on the cake: I had a Good Idea, which is quietly incubating under my skull.
Now that’s what I call a good day—a proper day. It wasn’t like every other day, for a start. And I wonder whether maybe I can differentiate Sundays in future with early morning poetry readings in the Northern Hemisphere and maybe a dance event…
The dancing was part of International Dance Day (today): I learned a scarf dance from Madagascar and did two Hawaiian hulas with our lovely instructor Liora. But the most novel experience was doing a bunch of dances with Rachel Horwell, instructor in Danzability and Dancing for PD (parkinson’s Disease patients. I’ve always been curious about this, and the dances were simple but fun and very well designed to stretch, relax, energise and activate bodies with problems of mobility and control. So I learned a good deal from Rachel (such a good name).
I hope you also had a good day today. And that seven more good days lie ahead.