Years ago I bought a print by Brian Andreas called “Center on Wheels”.  A colorful drawing was accompanied with these words: I spent a long time trying to find my center until I looked closely one night and found it had wheels and moved easily in the slightest breeze, so now I spend less time sitting and more time sailing.

I’m trying not to be obsessed with the news and …. So I keep coming back to this image and these words on centering on wheels, which brings me to lateral gliding, and the essential nature of not holding my neck like a rod. I don’t have bands of brass around my neck, though I may feel that way at times, but then I notice. Might I play with change?

I move my head on my neck gently back and forth and round and round. 

I read that strengthening the neck muscles begins with moving the shoulders in circles forward and back, so I begin there and visualize my neck moving like a snake, as I sail, slide, and skate, a squirrel scampering, a bird winging, through branches, and up and down trunks of trees.

You can find the image at


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