Day: February 14, 2011

Songs for Suicide: The Tummy Tango

I have come to the conclusion that as long as I work at The School, I’m going to be sick.  It doesn’t matter how many vitamins I take, how much sleep I get or how often I wash my hands: I’m a teaching artist at a inner city preschool and considering that I teach creative movement— the most hands-on of all the arts—every 45-minute class comprises a new assault on my immune system. I’ve been blowing my nose more or less non-stop since the middle of December.  Sometime in January, my mom finally broke down and bought the good tissues (the soft, double ply ones, complete with aloe), which was a good thing because another month with the cheap brand would have resulted in the irrevocable erosion of my entire nose and upper lip. Still, I love my job 99% of the time. At least I did until I introduced my students to the Tummy Tango. Now, thanks to the shrill, sing song chorus that comprises Track #1 on my newest creative movement mix CD, …