Charlotte Read was a leader of both Sensory Awareness and General Semantics. She explored with deep care ways that the spoken word could lead to direct experiencing. She always led experiments with the utmost clarity. Once in New York City, we were waiting on a stairway outside of a locked studio. Charlotte suggested, “Why don’t we just work out here?” This had an immediate and lasting influence on both new and experienced students. She seemed always to have this spontaneous and adaptable connection with the ever changing moment. For many, Charlotte Read was a friend, mentor, and a person of deep insight, intelligence, integrity and grace.