Art has a wonderful ability to help bring people out of their quiet shell and free them to communicate thoughts from their personal life experiences.
Inspired by the ice activities portrayed in “The Hunters in the Snow” by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, the Activity Specialist asked the group if any of them had been ice skating.
Jack proudly stood in the back and raised his hand high. “I used to ice skate, but I also used to make ice for skating. I did it for four years, in the wintertime.”
He explained how he used a fire hose with “three men in the back”. They would turn a city block into an ice rink in “St. Jo, Michigan”. Touching this unique memory and connection for Jack literally brought him to his feet, lifting him emotionally and spiritually.