My Sociology Professor shared an event that Mind of Mine Foundation is putting on a Mental Health Forum on January 29th. There are wonderful speakers and it is well worth attending. Student Services has tickets. I am going to try to attend!
My Digital Media Instructor shared a documentary movie showing here in the Okanagan Valley at different locations and different times throughout the Interior. I am going to go to this screening, it took 10 years to make! The documentary movie is called Us and Them.
I wonder, how you would react if this happened to you?
I drove to school, the traffic was light and I parked my car with ease. After my first class I was walking towards the library from the courtyard, then something extraordinarily strange happened. A student slipped his hand in mine and walked with me a few steps. I turned to him and said, “What are you doing, do you think I’m someone you know?” That was the only thing that I could think to say. He said it was for his psychology class. Another one of my random moments that made me giggle and think, ‘how peculiar’.
My curiosity was peaked, so I found an article online that I read and found it interesting called, ‘Why Holding Hands is important, According to Science’ by Sarah Wolstencroft, (2017) https://www.entitymag.com/holding-hands-science-intimacy/ . I would never have looked that up if it weren’t for this strange encounter.
“”I always get to where I’m going by walking away from where I have been.” Winnie-the-Pooh”
I believed I could dig all the way to far away countries just by a shovel digging In the sand at the beach. Now, we can look at the world where we are and not have to travel to experience culture and new friends by allowing ourselves to be open and engage not so much by using a shovel in the sand to try to reach another world but by a click we can walk in a garden of beautiful people.
Today, I was walking on campus, there were milliseconds of moments where I glanced at random passersby, smiled engaged with others and went on my way. Then something unexpected happened, I accidentally walked up the steps to the library on the wrong side, so it was me, dodging students, smiling and trying to get up safely, It was awkward, but, I received many awkward smiles back. People are very gracious. It’s in these kinds of humbling moments that make me giggle even in brief encounters of sharing an occasional smile.
I write about people in the Okanagan Valley and beyond who capture my interest while I’m on the move.
I work in the community as well as I attend full time studies at Okanagan College. I am progressing more towards engaging more fully in our community by bringing awareness of what I see that’s worth sharing.
Unpacking learned views and ideas from those who have touched my life.
Engaging in dialogue via interview/conversation with others on issues and points of interest– places not always seen, to the public eye but worth exploring.
Bear with me; this is my first attempt at blogging, which started from my digital media class, and this is such a great experience for me to learn and work through and continue.