First of Nine: Tensegrity Blog

Portland, Oregon's Cancer Survivorship and Bodywork Zine by Compassion Arts PDX, LLC

Thank you for this life

Mom passed away ten years ago today. Though she seemed to see her family doctor every other week for chronic pain for years, they diagnosed her cancer at an advanced … Continue reading

October 25, 2014 · 3 Comments

Sunrise

She sat cross legged on the side of the road. Her name was Sunrise. Her name tattooed on her left wrist. Said she was an alcoholic. Said she was Apache. … Continue reading

August 14, 2014 · 2 Comments

Basic programming

10 PRINT “LOVE” 20 GOTO 10 RUN LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE Hamid : ) firstofnine.wordpress.com • compassionartspdx.com • takingcareportland.com Just finding First of Nine: Tensegrity Blog? Deep … Continue reading

May 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

A globe endure

How much can a globe endure before her atmosphere shatters? Caretakers, gather your hearts. Take care of this tiny world. So say we all. -Hamid : ) firstofnine.wordpress.com • compassionartspdx.com … Continue reading

March 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

So very mortal

Some days teach us, we are so very mortal. Making clear what is dearly special about this life. -Hamid : ) firstofnine.wordpress.com • compassionartspdx.com • takingcareportland.com Just finding First of … Continue reading

March 5, 2014 · 1 Comment

Some folks

Some folks have been through The deepest suffering That anyone on the planet could know And you’d never see it As you pass them by In the grocery store Or … Continue reading

February 5, 2014 · 1 Comment

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and happy new year! Thanks for reading First of Nine: Tensegrity Blog! We’ll be returning soon with all new goodness! Articles on massage therapy, sound therapy and music, … Continue reading

December 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Shipwreck

Some days are a Shipwreck And land seems a Memory You once knew a Life you’ll never get it back… Leave the wreckage Of that broken hull After the tumult … Continue reading

December 8, 2013 · 2 Comments

Long ones, Short ones, Skinny ones, Fat ones

I found this lovely three string instrument the other day at Trade Up Music in southeast Portlandia. A bit of research revealed it was built by Wendell Powell of Arkansas … Continue reading

October 31, 2013 · 1 Comment

Winding Road

Winding Road: A Samurai’s Journey I’ve carried these bones Along this winding road Past all the fields of Home And I see and I see The road before me Just … Continue reading

October 27, 2013 · 2 Comments

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Advanced massage therapy and bodywork
3810 SE Belmont ST
Portland, Oregon 97214
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