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    Today's movement was towards opening:

    1. a bank account, with checks, because many merchants still take paper checks instead of credit cards. Like a restaurant. Also got my mail forwarded at the post office. Feels legitimate to be on a first name basis with the bank and postal clerks, say "see you around."

    2. computer files, new software, documents, passwords, drives. Today I trained with the current writing coordintor... until my brain fizzled. I literally couldn't even remember my gmail password at the end, and had to haul my laptop out to get the password she sent me. Because gmail opens automatically on my computer. Ridiculous. An overfilled cup. I can't remember the clerks names either. Maybe it will all be miraculously rebooted into my brain by the morning. Or I'll just do it again until it is. Trial and error, emphasis on try. Neural pathways all lit.

    3. pelvis, hips, spine, shoulder blades, chest. Breathing in the openings, twisting, releasing, pushing. Stretching out, separating, giving in. Heart chakra. Vinyasa yoga, an hour and a half. Haven't had a chance to work out since I left VSC, a month of no gym, plus driving across the country. Yoga on your own is just not the same, the flow of practice all thought out for you, the wonderful little corrections that take you further. My hips are super tight in one direction and super flexible in another. Ask me to do the pigeon pose and I want to cry. And my shoulders are tight. So this year, I'll be working on those. I can take yoga 5x a week if I want. I might want. Though I fell asleep in shavasana from the brain fizzling, then just the release of getting to be in my body. I woke and everyone had sat up and already said namaste. But I was so refreshed I didn't even care.

    4. my studio door.

    Though I still can't remember the clerks' names. Or my gmail password. Not important. Small in the scheme of things. Openings, opened, open.




    1. allowing access, passage, or a view through an empty space; not closed or blocked up.

    synonyms: not shut, not closed, unlocked, unbolted, unlatched, off the latch, unfastened, unsecured; ajar; gaping, wide open, yawning

    • (of a container) not fastened or sealed

    • not closed or barred; having no way to close or bar (an open portico)

    • (of the mouth or eyes) with lips or lids parted.

    • not buttoned or fastened (undone, loose, unzipped, untied, unlaced, unbuttoned)

    • (of a vowel) produced with a relatively wide opening of the mouth and the tongue kept low.

    • (of a syllable) ending in a vowel.

    • (of the bowels) not constipated.

    • (of a game or style of play) characterized by action that is spread out over the field.

    2. exposed to the air or to view.

    • not covered. (unenclosed, rolling, sweeping, extensive, unfenced, exposed, airy)

    • loosely knitted or woven.

    • unguarded and therefore able to receive a pass.

    • unprotected; vulnerable.

    • likely to suffer from or be affected by; vulnerable or subject to; permitting

    • officially declared to be undefended, and so immune under international law from bombardment.

    • with the outer edges or sides drawn away from each other; unfolded; unfurled, stretched out

    • (of a book) with the covers parted or the contents in view, allowing it to be read.

    • (of a hand) not clenched into a fist.

    • damaged or injured by a deep cut in the surface.

    3. officially admitting customers or visitors; available for business.

    • (of a telephone line) ready to take calls.

    • (of a choice, offer, or opportunity) still available; such that people can take advantage of it. (available, vacant, free, unfilled, up for grabs)

    4. frank and communicative; not given to deception or concealment. open; naïve.

    • not concealed; manifest (overt, obvious, patent, palpable, plain, clear, evident)

    • (of conflict) fully developed and unconcealed.

    • involving no concealment, restraint, or deception; welcoming discussion, criticism, and inquiry.

    5. (of a question, case, or decision) not finally settled; still admitting of debate.

    synonyms: unresolved, undecided, unsettled, yet to be settled, up in the air; open to debate, open for discussion, arguable, debatable, not concluded

    • accessible to new ideas; unprejudiced. "I'm keeping an open mind about my future" (impartial, unbiased, objective, neutral, detached)

    • receptive to (willing to listen, responsive)

    • admitting of; making possible. " open to different interpretations"

    • freely available or accessible; offered without restriction; obtainable.

    • with no restrictions on those allowed to attend or participate.

    • not restricted as to day of travel.

    6. (of a string) allowed to vibrate along its whole length.

    • unstopped at each end.

    • sounded from an open string or pipe.

    7. (of an electrical circuit) having a break in the conducting path.

    8. MATHEMATICS (of a set) not containing any of its limit points; having a relatively large or numerous spaces, voids, or intervals


    1. move or adjust so as to leave a space allowing access and view; admit passage

    synonyms: unfasten, unlatch, unlock, unbolt, unbar; throw wide

    • (of a door or window) be moved or adjusted to leave a space allowing access and view. "the door opened and a man came out"

    • undo or remove the lid, cover, or fastening to get access to the contents. (unwrap, undo, unseal)

    • part the lips or lids of; the lips or lids parted in this way. "her eyes slowly opened"

    • come apart; lose or lack its protective covering.

    • improve or make possible access to or passage through; accessible

    • cause evacuation of the bowels.

    • give access to (lead to, be connected to, communicate with, face)

    • (of a panorama) come into view; spread out before someone.

    • NAUTICAL achieve a clear view of (a place) by sailing past a headland or other obstruction.

    2. begin, start, or commence an activity

    • to begin a school term;

    • to open a play, performance or theatrical production

    3. unfold or be unfolded; spread out; unfurl; straighten out

    • part the covers or display the contents of (a book or file) to read it. "she opened her book at the prologue"

    • become wider or more spacious.

    4. make available or more widely known.

    • become more communicative or confiding.

    • make (one's mind or heart) more receptive or sympathetic.

    • make someone vulnerable to.

    5. establish (a new business, movement, or enterprise).

    • begin or be formally established (initiate, set in motion, launch, get off the ground, get the ball rolling, inaugurate)

    • make or become officially ready for customers, visitors, or business.

    • take the action required to make ready for use. "they have the $10 necessary to open a savings account"

    • (of a piece of writing or music) begin.

    • (of a process) start to develop. "a new and dramatic phase was opening up"

    • officially or ceremonially declare (a building, road, etc.) to be completed and ready for use.

    • (in a court of law) make a preliminary statement in a case

    • BRIDGE make (the first bid) in the auction.

    6. break the conducting path of (an electrical circuit).


    1. a championship or competition with no restrictions on who may qualify to compete.

    2. an accidental break in the conducting path for an electrical current.

    3. clear, unconcealed space (air, water, sea)

    4. an opening or aperture


    Old English open "not closed down, raised up" (gates, eyelids, etc.), also "exposed,evident, well-known, public," or "notorious, shameless;" from ProtoGermanic *upana, "put or set up" (cf. Old Norse opinn, Swedish öppen, German offen o"open"), from PIE*upo "up from under, over". Related to "up,"

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