It’s just the way I’m rolling tonight. Top 10 reasons I’m grateful for today, in no particular order:
- Aylin Collier and the fabulous Califon Yoga Co-Op. The Wednesday night Advanced Class had me playing with Vashi 2. Great, awesome expansion.
- Robert Veit, my father’s College Fraternity brother, who, when I called him today to thank him for inviting me to be his guest in his home for 26 days during the month of August while I achieve my 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training said,”Sus, it is our pleasure!” I cried so hard after I hung up the phone; so much lovely serendipity in this connection.
- My back, which, cracked from the top of my cervical spine to my tailbone one vertebrae at a time, (at least that’s what it felt like), when I practiced the aforementioned Vashi 2.
- My beautiful student Robin Cassidy who, posted a picture of her beautiful 40 year old pregnant self, 28 week exposed belly and all, to a delighted me, and several dozen of her other Facebook friends. She put Demi Moore (I know, I date myself) to shame.
- My daughter Sasha who went to a friend’s wake today, Jacob, just 17 years old, who was found dead in his bed on Monday. “I don’t understand it Mom.” “Me neither, Sasha.” It’s so sad.” “Yes.”
- My son Dylan who always says yes when I invite him to Indian Buffet lunch and doesn’t even flinch when I exclaim over the okra.
- The enormous graciousness of forgiveness. I’m overwhelmed by the powerful role it has played in my recent life and will be forever changed, in the humblest of ways, by its expansiveness. More blog posts to follow on this, I believe.
- My mother who is shifting in her grief, reaching toward a more hopeful place and settling into a life without my father. Living without someone, at least physically, who had been in your life for 53 years, is just plain fuc*ing hard.
- PBS and Brian Green, the physicist, who, while I write this blog post, are riffing, fairly compellingly, about a theory of physics, string theory, that makes my heart beat just a little bit faster, every single time I attempt, in any capacity, to wrap my brain around it.
- Thundersorms! When I began my day, the car thermometer read 105 degrees. When I ended it, 75 degrees. Nature is the grandest phenomena of all!
Love this list. Much gratitude to all of you!