Vickie Lester used to employ incantations as an analgesic…

I used to do meditation in college to quell some rip-roaring uncontrollable migraines (way before they invented the meds that work), my mantra, my sacred utterance, my numinous phrase (thank you Google)…hold on…was…Baryshnikov. For true. Just saying it STILL calms me down.



  1. Heather in Arles

    Misha! That photo…he would calm me down too. Still does just thinking of his elegant persona. I saw him dance only once and it was unforgettable…

    • I remember my doctor talking about bio-feedback and some kind of “nonsense” sequence of syllables… but that was the best I could come up with 😉 and it made all sorts of sense to me.

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