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#brynneandjesse

Dear Brynne and Jesse,

G and I wish for you what we have:

Someone who sees us as we wish to be seen  and not necessarily who we are…yet.

Someone who sees our best self, the self we are cultivating, the self we are striving to be.

Someone who forgives our shortcomings knowing that we all mess up, fail, and are stupid. But even when we fall short of our own, and the world’s expectations of us, they still love us.

This evening I watched my beautiful friend Brynne marry her soulmate. I wept as she walked down the aisle in her backyard, on the arm of her father, in a dress her mother stitched with love.

I remembered her as a little 7th grader in my English class that I wished I could spirit out of there and say, “Look. This is a complete mess and you don’t belong here. I wish there was some way we could just get out of here, go somewhere and talk about books. I could teach you a lot if I didn’t have to put up with this ridiculous school.”

I remembered her coming to my early morning yoga classes before the school day. Her father dropping her off.

I remember her teaching the most amazing yoga class in my studio. Brilliant,  inspired yoga.

And now, she is partnered. And I love her partner. He is worthy of her, and she of him. Today they vowed to live respectful of each other’s differences and to live a life of excitement and adventure.

I danced to “Uptown Funk” with her and her friends. I hugged her mother.

I feel so good tonight. This is a happy day. I can’t wait to see what this partnership grows into.

Namaste, darling Brynne.  I love you. I respect you. I honor your path.

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Author:

I’m a small town yoga teacher who says motherfucker a lot. I hate anything woo. I’m into neuroscience. And facts. I’ll lead the chanting of “om” sometimes, but it makes me feel awkward. I want to access flow states. As far as yoga helps me do that, I’m into it. Dopamine is my fave neurotransmitter. Don’t tell anyone I told you this.

One thought on “#brynneandjesse

  1. Oh man, Kath. You had my heart welling up with those three “someones” that start this post. It’s a good thing to know that some folks get that in life, including you, and it’s a sweet wish for your friends Brynne and Jesse. Beautiful post.

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