The End of Dialogue As We Know it
"Once there was a disciple of a Greek Philosopher who was commanded by his Master for three years to give money to everyone who insulted him. When this period of trial was over, the Master said to him: 'Now you can go to Athens and learn wisdom.' When the disciple was entering Athens, he met a certain wise man who sat at the gate insulting everyone who came and went. He also insulted the disciple, who immediately burst out laughing. 'Why do you laugh when I insult you?' said the wise man. 'Because,' said the disciple, 'for three years now I have been paying for this kind of thing and now you give it to me for nothing.' 'Enter the city,' said the wise man, 'it is all yours."
During posture clinics, we have been split up into six groups in order to get more people through the dialogue as fast as possible. Each of the 300 has had to perform all 26 postures live. It takes a LONG time. So every afternoon and evening the six groups were divided into four rooms, two of the rooms with one group each, two of the rooms with two groups each. You get to know the people in your own group very well, as you spend so much time together and see each person in the individual group get up and teach every posture. Our Group, Group Five, ended up in a room alone Thursday evening, finishing the dialogue. It was a terrific night, very emotional. As each of us finished the last posture, we’d speak to the group about how we felt about the others in the group, how great it was to finish the process, thanks for the support, etc. It was often very emotional and quite satisfying. I love the people in my group dearly and will miss them very much.