|A little bit of yoga adds a lot of comfort. Grateful for Viparita Karani which helped me to relax for the first time in the past few days.|
|RoRo cooked up some breakfast quinoa, lemony carrot farro "risotto", and a spicy Dal soup.|
I taught a class this morning, which I was very grateful for. It was nice to get out of the house for a bit, get out of my head -- to sweat it out and shout it out and yoga it out until I found some peace. I had to give a massage after the class to one of my favorite clients, Lou. Lou is married to my darling Penny, and both of them have been a blessing and a source of love in my life. Lou is an avid fisherman, particularly fresh water fishing, and more specifically - salmon fishing. We always chat for a bit about being in the water and being in nature before (and after) the massage. Today he brought me a present: a rock. Years back while fishing in upstate New York, Lou kept seeing a glimmer in the water admist all of the dull rocks. Eventually he scooped it up and it was a beautiful rock (granite? crystal?). He has held on to it for years and it has brought him "good things". Today he passed the rock on to me and said that he hoped the stone brought me the same good fortunes it had to him. I'm not your average girl - I don't like diamonds, I could care less about jewelry and fancy things -- and this rock, well - it was the perfect gift. And this damn rock had me crying the whole way home as I clutched it in my palm. Thank you Lou for sharing something with me that you've held so close. Thanks to EVERYONE for sharing with us: your love, your positive thoughts, your FOOD (and a special thanks to Rochelle for the delicious NUTRITIOUS goodies and to Katie Trainor for the epic homemade organic granola), and everything that we have been showered with. Say a prayer tonight for my mom, and one for my Dad that this be a smooth and peaceful transition into his final voyage....
"How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard."
-- A.A. Milne, Winnie-The Pooh