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Old 26-05-2010, 11:51 PM   #1
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Default Why I love stories

I doubt that there is any way of moving into our deepest awareness without using our imagination, and this is where story dwells.

Each week I listen to podcasts from Stuart McLean’s Vinyl Café and The Moth.

Stories connect one human being to another, and my work has always been about exploring that connection. Stories also inform me of another’s past, and, if I listen carefully, I realize that stories and treasures are the same thing.

When we tell a story we reveal our treasure.

It doesn’t matter that it may not be true.
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Old 27-05-2010, 04:49 AM   #2
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Here's a familiar story, and we all probably hear versions of it several times a day. It's message seems pretty clear to me.
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Old 27-05-2010, 05:16 AM   #3
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That's a sad story, Eric.

When I see one of my colleagues precariously balancing a patient on a gym ball tomorrow to "strengthen their core," I think I might cry.
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Old 27-05-2010, 05:29 AM   #4
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There's nothing wrong with the story, it's got it's treasure - physiotherapy for painful problems is broken. This person gets that, as do so many others. Why aren't our colleagues crying too? (No need to answer that)
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Old 27-05-2010, 05:37 AM   #5
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I've been crying ever since second year PT. That was 1969. I think my tears for PT are an endless water cycle.
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Old 27-05-2010, 05:45 AM   #6
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I'll offer a flippant answer - nerves don't come into the equation for most MSK PTs. If the sciatic nerve is hurting, stretch it. If the median nerve is hurting, shift the cervical spine about....
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Old 27-05-2010, 07:49 PM   #7
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I think our collegues are in an artificial reality built in part to prevent them from crying. Any attemps to make them aware of that should trigger all the mothership's defenses.

And I think most of the collegues I know who got aware of that counscioulsy or not just hit the eject button but had no parachute on. Which left them either dead or out of physioland alltogether.

I remain part of the dead for now.
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I've been crying ever since second year PT. That was 1969. I think my tears for PT are an endless water cycle.
I keep hoping it will stop.....but it hasn't, and I'm about to enter my 3rd year as PT.....great Diane, no I know I'm doomed......and dead. What a life!
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From a Roger Ebert tweet: The Pleasures of Imagination

This could have also found a home in the Supernormal Stimulus thread.
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Roger Ebert expresses parts of his story while having it told at TED. It's fascinating and amazing.
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I enjoyed this article about Ebert as well. http://www.esquire.com/features/roger-ebert-0310-2

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