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[Updated December 5]
Here are the ‘Not Much Time Left’ slides and some photographs of the event! Really great response from people who were there through social media, and I’ll be sure to update here again when the video becomes available, too. UPDATE: Here it is.
And here are a few photos, posted here with permission of local photographer Stephen Chu.
You can see all of them at TEDx Raleigh’s Facebook page (public) here.
Well, since my theme with personal projects this year writing my life stories is about being totally honest and laying it all out there, I’m going to keep going. Kismuth is the seed that inspired the theme of my talk, There’s Not That Much Time Left, taking place this Saturday at TEDx Raleigh.
I’ve been ruminating long and hard about the conversation that started when I got a terrific back pain that wouldn’t go away, in 2010. A yoga teacher I appealed to for help, teary eyed, had said, “You probably have some emotional issues stored up there, in… see? The hip flexors. They store all that stuff.”
“Yes,” she said.
“Like what?” (I didn’t have any issues, right? Of course I didn’t.)
“Things you haven’t dealt with,” she said, and those five words wrapped themselves about the trigger that ignited a yearlong introspection. Yoga, acupuncture, and memoir writing healed my pain.
Endings and legacies
Did you know the Mayans predicted the world would end in December of this year?
I am going to talk about that, and a bunch of other things, in There’s Not That Much Time Left.
Because, you know, there isn’t.
I heard Michael Jackson’s Remember the Time today, playing overhead at Zumba class at the Y. Fantastic. If you were around in the 80s, you are going to remember the Michael Jackson craze, the way he was an icon.
You couldn’t even step out of your bedroom without hearing something about Michael Jackson, you know? His presence was infused in even the furniture of your house. His style. His poise, his artistry. Hearing his voice again, all this time later, I got sad to remember he isn’t here, anymore.
How much time do YOU have left?
Check out the DeathClock if you want to calculate what you’ve got left.
Fuzzy Quantum Pop at Ignite Raleigh
I’m excited to be back at Lincoln Theater, down the road from where I went to college. Not long back, I got to make a presentation for Ignite Raleigh, with Fuzzy Quantum Pop
Looking forward to Saturday!