Saturday, July 4, 2015

I had no idea what I was getting into. It was stretching me in every way. I found myself curled up in a ball breathing deep and next I would be balancing or diving deep into breath to hold a pose. Yoga mimics life. We need to be open, stretched and challenged. We need to find our edge and then breathe...I used to avoid savasana thinking it was unnecessary. it was after hearing a teacher talk of the importance of resting that sets our body much like sleep resets us daily. I need the reset....

Elevator acquaintance

I saw a dapper old gentleman waiting for an elevator, not having realized it had arrived. He was carrying a plate of food and bags of fruit. I let him go ahead and punched his floor. "Someone's lucky, I see" I said. "I hope she wants it, " he said hesitantly. "She hasn't asked for anything in 8 months she has been here. She was finally requesting food. I am relieved." In that moment I could imagine these past 8 months of worry, fear, hope and disappointment. I could imagine how their relationship might have changed from lover to caregiver..and how just a small scent of hope can lift a spirit. He had a bounce in his step, a smile on his face and a glint in his eye. Those moments that compel you to appreciate what you have are sacred and few. Enjoy now.