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I see no choice, it is time for the convergence of the century. The parameters of inclusion go deep and reach far corners of existence everywhere. There is no person, animal, plant, airflow system, ocean current, liquid or mass, disassociated from this momentum.

Equally abiding and significantly affected are feelings, prayers, habits, religion, cultural orientation, mannerisms, behavior, ideology, politics and characteristics. All are encompassed into the realm of powerful demarcation that sets precedent in our existence.

I would like to bring to your attention a concrete bit of evidence that history does repeat itself. When people can share their past history-it can be easier to understand how the world transitioned into a particular mode of beliefs, doctrines and principles.

There is a woman who lived through some tumultuous times; where her life, faith and the world she knew was pulled from under her as a young child. She became a prisoner to the ultimate decree of humankind itself. Her story is unique and inspiring and somehow more relevant to hear today, in an ever-transitioning world.

I present the amazingly accomplished Marilyn "Winkie" Fordney and let her tell you her remarkable story. She is the founder of Fordney Foundation and is sharing a bit of her past.

If you would like to hear Winkie tell her compelling story, here is the link on YouTube:

***We have received contributions from individuals who would like to have a dear relative or friend who passed on remembered that loved to dance or was a dance aficionado. We call these memorial contributions. Perhaps you would like to have someone memorialized in this manner. Make a donation and give us their name. We have on our website a yellow brick road to engrave their name to a brick as a memorial to that person. This contribution will assist future generations of dancers and help keep young people more positive and healthy.

Thought of the Week:

I've always tried to go a step past wherever people expected me to end up - Beverly Sills

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Shane Meuwissen is the Media Specialist for Fordney Foundation.  He is a former dance instructor who know works with his company Slow Motion Dance Videos capture the beauty of dancing. If you would like to learn more about Shane and his video work, visit his website

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