Sunday, September 11, 2016
At lot of times I go to 9 or 9:30 a.m. yoga on Sunday even though I don't feel like crawling out of my bed or I would rather go to Meditative Movement rather than Slow Flow but I usually go at 9 or 9:30 so that I can maximize time.
After class today Joy said that she was thinking about Jamaica and jellyfish poses so I imitated the way that I thought a jellyfish moves. This woman walked up and asked Alison and me if we were going to Jamaica and Alison responded in the negative but I said yes. She, Gracie, walked up to me and gave me the most soulful hug. Seconds later, she grabbed a tissue to wipe away tears. I need this vacation, she said.
I remember seeing a sign in someone's office that said, and I'm paraphrasing, when you're comforting someone, you also receive comfort. The sign was much more eloquent but I can't remember the exact wording.
As Alison and I headed out the door, Gracie came back for another round of hugs.
When I went on the yoga retreat last year, I didn't know anyone but Joy but felt that most people would be kind and okay. Having met one of my 2016 retreat folks, I know that the same applies for this year.