grab hold of the present moment

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I have been working with Kairos doing Dancing Heart™ sessions for two years now. I have been blessed to have this opportunity to connect with human beings who are in the later stage of life. It has been a wonderful time for me, a time to see what seems to matter most to people who have lived many more decades than myself. What strikes me as a common denominator for most of these folks is their ability to grab hold of the present moment.

Gratitude pours out of their hearts through eye contact and expressions of thankfulness for our time spent together, dancing and telling stories. Most of them are just plain glad to be alive.

As expressed by one of our friends, who possesses a wonderful sense of humor, when asked what makes him feel good, he said, “I feel good when I read the obituary and I’m not in it!”

I have learned that there is truly always something to be grateful for. No matter where life takes us, we have the present moment, and if we really smile at that moment, it will always smile back…



The mission of Kairos Dance Theatre is to transform and revitalize individuals and communities. We work with older adults in intergenerational settings to liberate the healing power of interactive dance and story. We achieve our mission by engaging the skills of professional teaching artists.

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