Monthly Archives: December 2009

Edna and Thich Nhat Hanh

I’m pretty certain my friend Edna has never met Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk with whom I spent a week in silence a few years ago. My guess is that, if she did meet him, she would think he … Continue reading

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The Solstice 108

My yoga group celebrated the winter solstice by doing 108 consecutive sun salutations. This is not a joke. I don’t know the significance of the 108. Perhaps it’s an Upanishad thing. Perhaps it is the number of lifetimes you should … Continue reading

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Ho.

We have no lights up. We have no tree, yet. We look like lonely Jehovah Witnesses, lonely because we aren’t Witnesses, so we’re not inside hanging out with Witness friends, enjoying some specific biblical interpretation that keeps us satisfied with … Continue reading

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One jump at Christmas

So I can do it in one jump, now. The headstand, I mean. And it is fantastic. Totally exhilarating, though like so many victories, it’s been eclipsed by two things that have happened since. First, I showed my headstand to … Continue reading

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A Life in Two Jumps

I may have mentioned that I recently visited a yoga class during which I was kicked in the face by an eager headstander. It was a hard kick. I staggered a bit. I may not have mentioned that I had … Continue reading

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