the reciprocity of being here

Being in a beautiful place does not mean I feel beautiful. Sometimes the saturated world seems to stop at my flat edges.

I was depressed in Baxter State Park last summer. Depression, I have learned, usually implies I am blocking up an experience rather than letting it flow. Usually this experience is sadness, which I reflexively try to hold back. I block the river and then I suffer in the drought.

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Shaina Cantino, MFA/LMT

Shaina Cantino, MFA/LMT

Craniosacral & visceral manual therapist on stolen Nipmuc & Pocumtuc land. Her performance & teaching explore interconnection, imagination & perception.