With thanks to Helen for providing the link:
A rather lovely video of the use of ballet for Parkinson’s.
The ring finger on my left hand has been faintly, tinglingly numb for a while. It’s a bit on and off, and more likely to occur when I’m tired. I also have a bit less time for chasing up random weird symptoms that may or may not be related to Parkinson’s than I used to. However, today – after a full day on a course, with a fair bit of handwriting (I’m right-handed), the numbness seemed to move to my little finger on my left hand, and I decided that it was time to investigate. Even though I suspected that the cause of the apparent transition was probably too much leaning on my left elbow, or something like that.
I finally sent my Mervyn Peake entries in last week. But fret not, arty Parkies – there is still time for you to enter, too; the closing date is 29 March. 2013, of course.
The categories are art (I sent in a cow. Actually, it’s not a cow, because it’s a boy), poetry (I wrote a poem loosely connected to the subject of the painting. Mostly not about cattle, though – more about a place), and photography (I didn’t enter that category, although I did use a photograph as a background to my poem).
The illustration to this post is the category that I ignored.