First of Nine: Tensegrity Blog

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

Potato

Pappy was born in nineteen-twenty-one. The family never wanted for anything. Grandma had owned three different restaurants in her days, though they never made money. She treated every one like … Continue reading

September 2, 2013 · 2 Comments

Pocketful of poop bags

Minimalist running gear list: Toe shoes. Shorts with a zippered pocket. Pocketful of poop bags. Dogs. Go. Hamid : )

August 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Every guitar

Every guitar has a spirit. A force of expression, waiting to be plucked in hands of heart. Every instrument has a voice that is only heard in your playful hands. … Continue reading

August 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

The uneven free

Step off the sidewalk Onto the uneven free. Where metatarsals spread And phalanges reach out A forefoot strike To the belly Of the next rock Stomp your trail. Hamid : … Continue reading

August 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

Let it shape our bodywork

Music, inspiration… Let it shape our bodywork. Let our sessions build and sway, dancing with the always newfound. Let the work be an epic poem, let it be an album … Continue reading

July 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

What if I had time?

What if I had time to fully take care of myself? To give myself space to infuse dance into the day? To sit and breath and watch the river flow? … Continue reading

July 23, 2013 · 6 Comments

Tuba

“Hey! Hey! I like it!” I’m sitting on my back deck with a three-quarter size guitar, plunking on a slow blue dirge. It’s the last warm days of twenty-twelve and … Continue reading

July 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

A huge secret corporations don’t want you to know!

“We are critters designed to move about this planet with elegance and adeptness. Bipedal locomotion rocks! Remember that, user!” You subscribe to First of Nine: Tensegrity Blog yet? Better get … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Vulnerability

It’s not a test of bravery, it’s a test of vulnerability. These hard fought lessons. That come flourishing in every day life. How open can you keep this heart? Singing … Continue reading

July 17, 2013 · 6 Comments

Pappy

I awoke to a dream in a sandwich of dogs, licking my eyeball and nuzzling close. I watched my father die again. Different circumstances from his actual death. I was … Continue reading

July 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Compassion Arts PDX, LLC

Hamid Shibata Bennett, LMT, CAMT (OBMT #301)
Advanced massage therapy and bodywork
3810 SE Belmont ST
Portland, Oregon 97214
503.975.1259

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