Please gather these materials before you start:

  • Image of Vincent Van Gogh’s painting “Starry Night”
  • Bonus: A few Leaves of Grass
  • Notebook or Blank paper
  • Pen/pencil


I want to share a poem with you by Walt Whitman from his book, “Leaves of Grass,” I will say a line of the poem. Please repeat after me.

I CELEBRATE myself, and sing myself,
And what I assume you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.

I loafe and invite my soul,
I lean and loafe at my ease observing a spear of summer grass.


Set aside 30 minutes with your care partner for this session.