A Report, Final Day Of Santa Barbara Course


Date or timeframe: 17-02-2002
Venue: St. Vincent de Paul Circle V Ranch
City: Santa Barbara, California
Country: United States
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I’m in the van –with Robert, Ralph, maybe one other passenger —leaving the Santa Barbara course in February of 2002. All nerves riding with Robert; I’m a Newbie (or, having experience with GC in the late 80’s and into 1990 with Frank first as an Alexander Technique trainee and in September of 1990 as a new teacher a Re-Newbie?). I am being dropped at the bus to LAX. Robert asks me with sincere interest—a quality of interest I am unaccustomed to, a generous interest– if I have ridden the bus from the East?

Many times since I’ve thought of South American courses where this would be nothing unusual, something affordable. Out of my mouth flies a sarcastic retort, I’ve lost the exact words, the meaning is along the lines of  “Duh!”

This self who replies is pure evil, sharp-tongued, locked up herself, cutting. Even at the moment of speaking, I am horrified. Who is she?

Was it that within the largesse offered me I was able to see her?

At the time the flavor of this is like the miracle where Christ drives out demons, drives out the swine. This is what I see then, that on some level this has happened.

Prior to this, when leaving the driveway of the venue, Ralph hits a bump in the drive very strongly, almost taking us airborne.

Robert turns to Ralph and says, with humor in his voice, “That bump is still there, Ralph.”

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