This week, I made the trip out to Germantown (from West Philly, that’s about an hour with two transfers) to check out Supine Horizons over at the KDD Theatre. I’m writing a review of it (coming soon!), but I wanted to note how excited I am at the prospect of more wellness initiatives like this popping up in the city. This week’s roundup features Birth Dei: Noisemakers, a similar event using sound therapy as a means for healing and restoration. I’m hoping to make another long trek out to Allegheny to restoratively chill for a while.
Rest is a vulnerable thing. Even though it’s becoming more accepted as a practice, I think many people will still turn their nose up to it, or shrug it off as just another silly thing woke millennials are doing. I don’t know why those people are still obsessed with the alternative—the unrelenting, often-fruitless grind, the rush to get somewhere new, the insistence that we’re invincible. I was definitely one of those people once upon a time, but the pandemic has slowed me to a crawl.
That crawl has allowed me to be “productive” in a way I could never imagine. But I’ll dive into that more in my upcoming review of Supine Horizons.
Rest well, y’all, especially if your mind is insisting you not to.
Kyle V. Hiller
BSR associate editor