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I am a writer, editor, reviewer and dance teacher based in Perth, Western Australia. I trained in piano and singing at the NSW Conservatorium of Music. I also trained in dance (Scully-Borovansky, WAAPA) and drama (NIDA). Since 1987 I have been writing reviews of performances in all genres for a variety of publications, including Music Maker, ArtsWest, Dance Australia, The Australian and others. Now semi-retired, I still write occasionally for the ArtsHub website, and I still teach dance at Trinity School for Seniors, an outreach program of the Uniting Church in Perth. You might enjoy my books - The Dagger of Dresnia, the first book of the Talismans Trilogy, is available at all good online book shops. Book two, The Cloak of Challiver, will be available again shortly. Book three, The Seer of Syland, is in preparation.

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Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Time out

This will be my last post until later in the month, since I am going on a Vipassana (Google if you don't know what that is!) meditation retreat. It's the first one I've done for several years so it will be interesting to see how I cope with twelve days of doing nothing but sit on a cushion and walk in the garden with a few short breaks for eating and chores.

The chores are the easy part. Before tackling Vipassana, I would never have thought that sitting and walking could be such hard work!:-) I'll write a full report and explain more about the practice when I return on about 20 April. Y'all be good while I'm gone, mind!

3 comments:

Jo said...

I hope you feel better for your meditation and will come back a refreshed you. Enjoy.

phillberrie said...

Hi Satima,

I've tried several times to reply to your message but your email address keeps coming back as wrong.

Do you have another I could try?

Phill.

Satima Flavell said...

I seem to be missing a few emails lately, Phill. If anyone else finds their messages to me bouncing, please try again.

I suppose the amazing thing about email magic is that is does work most of the time...

And I'll get back to blogging soon, promise. Busy catching up after the retreat.

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