Sheets-Johnstone says, "Feeling your aliveness is not a matter of learning a new
set of movements but of re-discovering your own. You reclaim something that's been
there all along but which you've been too busy to notice." As `putting movement into
your life' shows, we can surprise ourselves. We can, as it were, edit our dynamics
such that what we do has a new felt verve and sense about it. We readily have the
option of doing so." We can, as her chapter subtopics indicate, have "adventures in
outer space," "kick up our heels," have "directional possibilities" and, my favorite,
realize that "waiting was never so comfortable." Throughout the book in special fold-out sections, Sheets-Johnstone references philosophers, sociologists, psychologists, and educators, among others, who have focused their research and/or practice on understanding why and how bodies move. Maxine Sheets-Johnstone is the voice of reconstituted wisdom and the pied piper of fun.