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Keeping Quiet

In CT, landscape, local artist, Manchester, personal, Photography, self care, Uncategorized on March 26, 2020 at 4:22 PM

Self-care for me today meant … walking in the woods, taking pictures, saying hello to strangers and  their playful puppies and … reading poetry. What did it look like for you?

 

                                                       

Keeping Quiet

by Pablo Neruda

“Now we will count to twelve
and we will all keep still
for once on the face of the earth,
let’s not speak in any language;
let’s stop for a second,
and not move our arms so much.

It would be an exotic moment
without rush, without engines;
we would all be together
in a sudden strangeness.

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Fishermen in the cold sea
would not harm whales
and the man gathering salt
would not look at his hurt hands.

Those who prepare green wars,
wars with gas, wars with fire,
victories with no survivors,
would put on clean clothes
and walk about with their brothers
in the shade, doing nothing.

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What I want should not be confused
with total inactivity.

Life is what it is about…

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If we were not so single-minded
about keeping our lives moving,
and for once could do nothing,
perhaps a huge silence
might interrupt this sadness
of never understanding ourselves
and of threatening ourselves with
death.

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Now I’ll count up to twelve
and you keep quiet and I will go.”

 

 

Take Mini Breaks

In community, Massage, self care, Uncategorized on March 24, 2020 at 10:10 AM
I’ve been talking with fellow small business owner friends about ways to offer our services online. A lot of people I know sell products, so they can keep doing that via Etsy or their websites. Yoga studios are recording their classes and sharing them on YouTube … I’ve been so grateful for this!
While I can’t give you a massage online … we CAN keep talking about self care. It is especially vital right now to take mini breaks from any stress you may be experiencing.
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What’s an activity that you find restorative? I love the combination of spending time in nature with photography. It calms me right down. Look for the light. Focus on any hope you can find. Acknowledge all that IS working, all the good that IS showing up. Stay in the moment and know that RIGHT NOW you do have everything you need.
May you be well.

 

COVID-19 UPDATE

In Massage, Uncategorized on March 17, 2020 at 1:15 PM

To the community of Massage Therapy clients at Tania Palermo Studio on Main:

An update from my previous letter.

After spending an enormous amount of time consulting with colleagues; looking for guidance from professional massage associations; and specifically taking direction from a well-respected pathology expert in massage – I’ve arrived at the hard decision to suspend my massage therapy practice from now through March 31st, or until the signs are clear that re-opening is safe and responsible.

If you have an appointment scheduled during this time, I will follow-up directly with you to reschedule.

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As you know, I follow careful infection control in my office. Added measures, while helpful in reducing risk, do not fully address the need to “flatten the curve” of COVID-19 cases through social distancing. At this point, epidemiologists, government agencies, and school departments all point to the importance of minimizing close contact.

For the record, though, I want you to know that the contact we have brings me joy. I will miss greeting you, talking with you, and providing you with this service. I always look forward to seeing you.

Thank you for being a client or friend of my practice. I hope the weeks ahead are as smooth as possible for you and for everyone you hold dear.

I can’t wait to see you on the other side of this crisis.

May you be well. May you be at peace. May you be happy. May you be filled with loving kindness.

 

Tania

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