Eric Matheson, a Canadian physiotherapist, was inspired by a patient who, having learned how to self-correct, gave him this note:

"I will dance

To the music

Of the

Laughing Sea"

The Laughing Sea



Dancing to the music

Of a laughing sea

A restless instinct for freedom is roused

As creative abandon inspires

Renewed trust in its cause


Through receptive hands

This vexed petition

Long kept at bay

Finds safe passage

Its voyage has at last begun


I will dance

Dance to the music

Of the laughing Sea



  Eric Matheson, PT

January 2005








I was inspired to write this when a patient, a real clown, gave me this after discovering her own unique physical expression.  She wrote: