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
I think I’ve set myself up for failure. I committed to doing The Ultimate Yogi. Again. I started last Friday. Today will be Day 6. The Ultimate Yogi is 108 days of power yoga on a set of 12 cds that you rotate through. Each cd runs an hour. I tried to do this once … Continue reading The Ultimate Yogi
The other day Linda, someone who’s been practicing at my studio for as long as I’ve been in business, announced she’s going to do the April Yoga Challenge this year. For the first time. (This will be the 12th year I’ve offered it.) “Why now?” I asked her. She didn’t give me an answer. I … Continue reading Why Would I Do Such A Thing?
Walking with Stella Yesterday, out on the bike path, there was a new slant of light. A spring slant. It was still blowing in the 20s in my face, but there was a definite shift in the angle of the sun. Stella and I both felt it. This new light and the cold on my … Continue reading Reading “Digital Minimalism”
“The poetry of four seasons is all wrong for this part of the planet, and this may explain why we are so depressed so much of the time. I mean, spring doesn’t feel like spring a lot of the time, and November is all wrong for autumn, and so on. Here is the truth about … Continue reading The Season Of Unlocking Begins
This week, in addition to trying to nail my four foundational practices every day, and planning and teaching my classes, and training little Stella Bella in the fine art of Sit and Come, my attention has been pulled toward: Marie Kondo I’ve decided to start folding my clothes Marie Kondo-Style. I like it. Even though … Continue reading The Stuff I Found Oddly Compelling This Week
I've started a "Happy Noticings" section to my daily planner to keep me on the alert for things that please me during this season of drek. Shoes. I've been especially appreciating my shoes lately. Especially these Gore-tex trail runners from Brooks I got in the fall. They keep my feet warm and dry out on … Continue reading Happy Noticings