PTSD a seven minute mini course

A thank you to all of you who have learned with us, taught us and changed our lives.
Shaun Brink and Ray Giles

This fall Ray and I ventured into the unknown world of online teaching. We taught a mini course on PTSD through OLLI in Ashland Oregon

Aside from dogs barking, hanging a sheet with duct tape to block the light and numerous tech glitches, we want to celebrate and share this adventure. We have condensed the seven and a half hour course into a seven and a half minute music video of art and topics . . . and smiles.

A Part of You, A Part of Me
A very moment that we are together
I am learning something
and that knowledge becomes a permanent part of me.
Though my feelings will be different a year from now
or ten years from now,
part of the difference is you.

Because of you, I am a different person,
and the person I will grow to become,
with or without you by my side,
will have gotten there partly because of you.
If you were not in my life right now,
I could not be who I am right now,
nor would I be growing in exactly the same way.

Much of what I grow toward
and change within myself
has to do with what I respond to in you,
what I learn from you,
what I understand about myself through you,
and what I learn about my feelings
in the dynamic of our relationship.

I do not worry about our future together,
since we have already touched each other
and affected each other’s lives
on so many levels
that we never can be totally removed
from each other’s thoughts.

A part of me will always be you,
and a part of you will always be me.
That much is certain, no matter what else happens

the poem is possibly by Larry S. Chengges

WE INVITE YOU TO ENJOY AND LEARN WITH US AND OUR MARVELOUS CLASSMATES FOR A FEW MINUTES:

Fondly
Shaun and Ray

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