September 14 2020

By: Jackie Naginey Hook
Monday, September 14, 2020

As a child, I remember learning the lesson that losing balance was painful. It’s a vivid memory. I was taking gymnastic lessons in a building on the corner of Atherton Street and College Avenue. We were warming up on the different pieces of equipment and I chose the balance beam. I was enjoying balancing on the beam, walking back and forth. I garnered my courage and decided to leap. Leaping up went well, but coming down, not so much. I lost my balance and my core hit the wood beam. I think about that as I find balance in the different aspects of my life and as I companion people on their grief journeys. 

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