Day 797: What does EMDR stand for?

Answer # 1: Everything Moves, Dear Readers

Yesterday, I heard this very moving song while moving around in my car through the snowy and icy streets of Boston:

That song is “Move On” from Stephen Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park with George, performed movingly by original cast members Mandy Patinkin and Bernadette Peters. I recommend that you move to YouTube to play it (if “Move On” is not moving on your screen now).

Here are some of the words from “Move On” that move me:

I do not know where to go.
I want to make things that count,
Things that will be new.
What am I to do?

Move on.
Stop worrying where you’re going.
Move on.
Just keep moving on.

I chose, and my world was shaken.
So what?
The choice may have been mistaken,
The choosing was not.
You have to move on.

Look at what you want
Not at where you are,
Not at what you’ll be.
Look at all the things you’ve done for me:
Opened up my eyes,
Taught me how to see,
Notice every tree,
Understand the light,
Concentrate on now.

I want to move on.
I want to understand the light.
I want to know how to get through.
Through to something new,
Something of my own.

Stop worrying if your vision is new.
Let others make that decision,
They usually do.
You keep moving on.

Something in the light,
Something in the sky,
In the grass,
Up behind the trees,
Things I hadn’t looked at ’till now.

Look at what you’ve done
Then at what you want,
Not at where you are,
What you’ll be.

Just keep moving on.

Anything you do,
Let it come from you,
Then it will be new.

Give us more to see.

Moving on, here are some things I saw and noticed yesterday, moving through my Saturday:

Answer #2: Everything Must Develop, Right?

Answer #3: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing 

Answer #4: Endings Might Disappoint Regularly. 

Answer #5: Everybody! Make Decisions & Respond. 

From Sunday in the Blog with Ann, thanks to Everyone Making Dis Real, Especially My Dear Readers.

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44 thoughts on “Day 797: What does EMDR stand for?

  1. love the lyrics, love seeing the pavement in a driveway- it means the winter is moving on and leading us to spring

  2. Sunday in the Park with George is one of my favorite Sondheim musicals. OK, my favorite when I’m not in the mood for murdering barbers…

    • I am always in the mood for Exquisitely Musical (or Murderous) Denizens of Revivals, as long as it’s Sondheim, Trent.

  3. Beth Campbell

    My first thought in response to your question: another Myers-Briggs classification?

    • Interesting thought, Beth! I guess it could stand for … Extroverted Multidimensional Delighted Receiver. Thanks for responding!

  4. Thanks for showing this musical which was inspired by the painting “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte” by Georges Seurat. I had no idea existed. Ann, about ‘moving on’, I have found out that ‘resilience’ is such an important word also, it’s like an emotional strength. I think your EMDR list is so original and creative, it already gives me strength for the day. Happy Sunday!

    • Everyone, Maria, Deserves Resilience.
      Thanks for bringing your resilience and your lovely thoughts here today.

  5. Very timely words for me this morning, Ann – thank you! ❤
    Diana xo

  6. I haven’t seen the musical but after listening to ‘Move On’ just now, I think I ought to. The music is lovely, Ann, and I can see why you love it. I’m amazed the snow in Boston still hasn’t moved on, but at least it seems to be clearing a little now. Spring will soon be moving in, so winter will just have to move on. 🙂

  7. EMDR. Learned something today. Love the shots.

  8. Every Mind Deserves Respect, nice post Ann 🙂

  9. unclerave

    I always liked Mandy, mainly as an actor, but I truly LOVE Bernadette Peters! — YUR

  10. Ann,
    Everything moves is correct.
    That goes for all of us. We first need to overcome inertia. Get our rears in gear; from park to drive. Once in motion the rest gets easier, because with inertia gone, “MOMENTUM” takes over; and good things get done.

    As it is with nature: as the temperatures rise, the once mounting snow recedes, and momentum brings the long sought after joys of spring at an increasing pace.

  11. I’m familiar with it as answer 3. But with acronyms, anything goes.

  12. The song is beautiful and winter is moving on. I can see it in your photos. Little by little the snow is starting to melt away. Yeah!

  13. Every moment duly relinquished here, my friiend Ann, is a minute spent enriching my life.

  14. There are many definitions of EMDR and they are good to know. I have one – Electromagnetic Discharge Research.

  15. Bloody amazing

  16. Entirely meaningful, directly resonant.

  17. Eat more delicious ramen.

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