Life is so sly. In the past several days I’ve been filled and mesmerized by it.
I taught my first class at Healthy Life Yoga. Loved. Every. Minute. Here’s the space:
And my mat in it:
And me in the dressing room as I await my students:
Whereas, none of us tied our limbs in a knot or experienced the mad rush of Kundalini up our spine, we shared space and time and intention to be healthier more grounded beings. Nothing better.
My youngest daughter started her First Communion class and we went to Mass after a latte. My girls and I (Mike and Nicholas were bonding in the woods somewhere) sat in a pew where I am sure my Mother and Father and I sat many times over the years. I looked to my left and saw the most regal older couple I knew I knew. I looked at the lady in a yellow suit and hat and saw a face I was sure I knew. The face of her son – my first kiss, my first crush, my first memory of a boy who liked me in THAT WAY. I learned a few weeks ago he died four years ago– a man of only 40 - from a heart defect. Track star, basketball star, salt of the earth family. I was sitting next to his parents and saw him in his mother’s lined face. I just wanted to touch her yellow sleeve. I couldn’t wait for the sign of peace so I could touch her hand and look in her son’s eyes and smile. I came home, held one of my daughters and smiled.
Going through my inbox I found this from a cousin I had just reconnected with on Sunday:
hey clair this just came in today and of course i thought of you!! happy Monday
----- Forwarded Message -----
From: DailyOM <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, September 12, 2011 4:21 AM
Subject: DailyOM: Special Messengers
September 12, 2011
Reconnecting with Friends
When fate brings old friends back into our lives, there is always a reason.
Every person that passes through our lives makes a contribution to our life stories. There are those who play large roles and make deep impressions, but sometimes a brief special appearance before life takes them in another direction creates a meaningful connection. It is a rare gift when they suddenly reappear in our lives after a long absence.
Though the world may seem full of more people than we could ever know, we are often drawn to people with similar energy, which brings us together time and time again. On first meeting, the characters in our life stories may seem familiar. We may know each other from past lives or perhaps we merely recognize the energy of a kindred spirit. But when fate brings old friends back into our lives, there is always a reason. They may act as messengers, reminding us of a part of ourselves we have forgotten to nurture. They might appear to give us a chance to react in a new way to an old situation. They may even bring up unresolved issues so that we may complete them, giving us the chance to move forward on our life path. Whether old friends, previous romances, or once and future partners, their reappearance is more than mere chance. They may never know what they bring into our lives, but the renewed contact is a gift.
If this hasn’t happened to you, maybe you are meant to initiate contact by seeking out old friends. If old friends come to mind or into your dreams, use their appearance as an excuse to get in touch. If an old song or movie reminds you of them, reach out to share the gift of renewed contact. Wherever you fall in the circle of connection and reconnection, be sure to look beyond the surprise of the moment to enjoy the deeper gift that this revelation brings.
Pass it on to a friend. And if I ever see you in person, please let me touch your hand.