Day 2147: Bravo!

At our Airbnb home-away-from-home in NYC, I noticed this on a signed photograph:

It says, “Bravo! Great voice!”

In the groups I observed and participated in yesterday (at the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society annual conference), I heard variations of “Bravo!” when people were brave, authentic, went beneath the surface, and gave great voice to their thoughts and feelings.

What helped people do all this in those groups? Perhaps it was this clear message (which I saw at the church where the conference took place):

“You are safe here.”

Bravo!

Do any of my other photos from yesterday deserve a “Bravo!” ?

Here‘s the Goedicke Concert Etude, played by Julia Bravo:

Thanks to all who helped me create today’s post and — Bravo! — to YOU.

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17 thoughts on “Day 2147: Bravo!

  1. Wonderful playing of the Étude

  2. How many magnets do you have on your fridge?

  3. i am going with my family to stay in nyc in an airbnb next week -)

  4. (‘▿’ʃʃ ( ( ( Clap clap clap ) ) ) (‘▿’ʃʃ ♡♡♡

  5. We bring back magnets from our trips to place on our fridge, Ann. We don’t bring them back to give out to others, though. Your trip to NYC brings out a bravo from upstate.

  6. Is the church on the Columbia U campus? That Latin phrase is in their seal, but of course, is appropriate in any church. I like the stuffed monkey and the etude was lovely. Bravo and brava.

  7. A single vowel distinguishes “bravo” from “brave”. You’re a dedicated professional, not afraid of challenges, and a brave performer. Bravo!

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