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By Richard Francis

Ann Lee was once the most striking and mysterious ladies within the heritage of Western tradition. From humble origins in Manchester, England, this illiterate daughter of a blacksmith grew to become a visionary spiritual chief who used to be idea through her fans to be the second one incarnation of Christ. She introduced the Shaking Quakers, or Shakers, to the United States at the eve of the revolution. while she died at age forty eight, she left at the back of a non secular move that was once to have hundreds of thousands of fans and to turn into our so much winning and significant utopian neighborhood.

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To me, they’ll always be kids. But I also have a forty-year-old grandson among the brood, all of whom are inching up the actuarial table. They may be asking themselves how they will know when they are old. They may even be looking at me for signs. I don’t want anyone to waste the time, so I’ll point out the obvious. I used to be six-foot-two, and now I am ovefoot-eleven. Where did those three inches go? Medically, I’ve been told that vertebrae compact, the skeleton compresses, and you shrink. But I still think of those inches like socks that disappear in the dryer—a mystery.

Not too long ago, when I was on the treadmill, the guy next to me said, “Hey, you’re humming! The rest of KEEP MOVING 43 us are hufong and pufong and you’re humming. ” But also humming, as with a Buddhist chanting, singing, or even an infant making noises as it discovers its voice, sets up a sympathetic frequency in your body that simply feels good. Try it: mmmmmmmmm. Anyway. I am never going to look like Mr. Universe, but I seem to be getting stronger, especially since recovering from pneumonia.

That’s how quickly and unexpectedly things can change. It’s also a reminder of why today is always more important than tomorrow. Here’s what happened: Arlene and I spent the morning touring the city and stopped for lunch at the Old Spaghetti Factory in Vancouver’s historic Gastown District. On the walk back to the hotel I grew weak and winded. I thought it might be because we were going up a slight hill. Then the slight hill felt like a mountain. Several times I stopped to catch my breath. ” KEEP MOVING 33 By nighttime I was quite ill.

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