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Foray Fit: Future Vision

Foray Fit: Future Vision

In our March newsletter, we explore the obstacles we all will face, both physical and mental, as we emerge from our COVID cocoons.

Most of us have daydreamed about going right back to our former lives, and to be sure, some of us will. But the way back is surprisingly uneasy and fraught. The kind of thinking that precedes actual plans – call it mental time travel – has been tamped down for a long time and will need to gear up.

One huge hurdle? Our visions of the future are emotionally flatter than our memories of the past.

To help inspire you, we've compiled a few creative expressions of new beginnings that are anything but flat!

When you’re ready, Spring will be there to provide you with the support to embark on life’s next foray.

Nina Simone's "Feeling Good"

Originally recorded in 1965, Simone's standard of hope and rebirth is one of the most covered songs in musical history. And for good reason. Who can resist its invocations of joy and freedom?

Listen to a recording of the song

Ferde Grofé's "Sunrise" from the "Grand Canyon Suite"

In the opening movement of Grofé's 1931 tone poem, the desert landscapes of the American West come to life. Rising to a triumphant, symphonic crescendo, this work stirs the soul with the unlimited promise of a new morning.

Listen to the New York Philharmonic’s rendition

Rachel Joyce's The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

In Joyce's 2012 debut novel—a New York Times best-seller and Man Booker Prize finalist—a seemingly ordinary retiree reinvents himself as he walks 600 miles to come to the aid of a long lost acquaintance.

Read a review of the book