Yesterday was a cold damp day. I’d been reading Where the Crawdads Sing and thinking about abandonment. I wasn’t abandoned like Kya, the protagonist in that book, but I was abandoned psychologically. My mother was checked out, and always in some feud with her own family: her mother, her twin sister, her brothers. I didn’t … Continue reading A Real Find
I just watched Lavendaire. She’s really cute. She's living a life I think a lot of people of her generation dream of: YouTube star. She dispenses wisdom, and makes that wisdom look trendy and cool. Her wisdom is legit, though. This is not a diss. Today she was talking about 5 habits that you must … Continue reading Taking Inventory
The Yoga Challenge is over and I just put out my May calendar. I have two days back-to-back off from teaching this month. I am reclaiming my old Wednesdays off, and Jessie is teaching Core Yoga on Thursdays for the month. Not only do I get to take a class (!!!!) but I'll get some … Continue reading My Definition of Gentle Yoga
https://youtu.be/d6NHJXBO-tA The video in which I wax rhapsodic about Spring!
I have been struggling with The Bros K. but today, today I may have broken through. Things started to shift in Part 1, Book 3 for me. I couldn't get past the whining and the histrionics of the beginning chapters, not to mention all the impossible-to-keep-track-of Russian names. When I can't hear a name in … Continue reading Reading The Brothers Karamazov (and other grinds)
Lolly is my favorite checker at Wegmans. She speaks in a friendly, conspiratorial tone, kind of out-of-the-side-of-her-mouth. Her voice has a very peculiar timbre, too. Something between foghorn and an oboe. It intrigues me. But the thing I really like about her, and why I will wait in her line even if there’s a faster … Continue reading The Personal Touch at Wegmans
I hate that things take time. Not things. Progress. I hate that progress takes time. Especially the visible, tangible signs of progress. That’s what I really hate. I feel so impatient. I want a sign: something, anything, that will encourage me to keep going. I am attached to outcomes. I am a very bad yogi … Continue reading I Hate That Progress Takes Time