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Weekly Wrap Up

What a wonderful week we had talking about walking, celebrations, the creative process and ocean life! We connected through conversation, creative word play, art & music making!



Kathleen offered a program on Wonderful Walks. She shared video footage of the many beautiful strolls she’s taken around our city and we shared some of our favourite walks.


We had fun playing with descriptive words to come up with our “walking monikers":

  • A Purposeful Explorer: Someone who pays attention to their surroundings instead of thinking about their issues.


  • Mindful Roamer: Someone who pays attention to their surroundings in a mindful way.


  • Social Meanderer: Someone who enjoys bumping into strangers for a quick chat, especially if they are walking their dog.


  • Solitary Strider: Someone who prefers to stroll in solitude to take in the beauty of the natural environment.


  • Creative Trekker: Someone who enjoys both urban and natural walks. They love novelty and are always on the lookout for something new.


  • Slow Stroller/ Contented Ambler: Someone who might have their hands clasped behind their backs walking at a leisurely pace, stopping often to enjoy what they see.


  • Meandering Observant Stroller: Someone who enjoys getting lost. They observe their natural surroundings and slow down and pay attention!



We thought we could write a book with all these lovely walking types. We decided the book will be called “Purposeful Meandering”.


 


In Robin G's class, we spoke about celebrations. We jumped right in, and started talking about the celebration of marriage.


Here are some wedding stories we shared:

  • To make a proper English wedding cake (a fruit cake) you have to prepare the cake several weeks in advance. The cake is massaged in brandy and this soaking process is repeated for several weeks.

  • I was happy with the arrangement of “no arrangements” for my wedding. We were very unconventional, it was led by a group of hippies!

  • I had a traditional wedding with an organist, the wedding march, and my wife joined me at the end of the aisle.

  • One member said “I lived through it!”



We thought about why people tend to cry during celebrations?

  • It’s a big occasion, that’s why it’s so emotional.

  • It’s important to distinguish between happy tears and sad tears. People are overwhelmed with joy!

  • How full of hope graduation celebrations make us feel - young people who are at the beginning of their adulthood, launching their lives.



Songs associated with Celebrations: