Great Throughts Treasury

This site is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Alan William Smolowe who gave birth to the creation of this database.

Denise Taylor

American Teacher, Founder Theatre of Life, Writer for Boston Globe

"To be present with the sensations in our body is not an act of will. It is a kind of equanimity or grace. In such movements we feel our activity belonging to life."

"Falling requires letting go, as when we fall asleep or fall in love. If we refuse to fall, our body becomes rigid and our movements become premeditated."

"When the mind is fully present with an activity, a radiance, a visually perceptible authenticity emerges."