Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Unexpectedly Beautiful

The morning still comes obtrusively early, but when I crawled out of bed today, I remembered to practice some yoga stretches to clear my mind.

In the morning, I went for a walk and saw wild turkeys, all pomp and circumstance and feathers. The air was humid and wet and chill. It felt like Oregon or San Francisco, someplace I would like to be.

I crossed a bridge where someone had carefully placed stones in a line along both handrails. The effect was beautiful and zen-like.

Inspired by the dank weather, I treated myself to a steamy hot helping of spicy Thai red curry chicken with sweet pineapple.

Later, when the rain came, I welcomed it, even with a traffic delay. I observed that a gray sky makes a green field even sharper to the eye, which explains Ireland, doesn't it?

Finally, my teacher instructed the class, "Breathe, and let go of everything that doesn't serve you anymore." And I saw all the beauty that this day had held, ever so quietly.


  1. What a beautiful and peaceful way to start your day.

  2. I agree with Michele and follow with a deep satisfying sigh. Lovely description.


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