44 The guest is gold and crimson

 

The Guest is gold and crimson –
An Opal guest, and gray –
Of ermine is his doublet –
His Capuchin gay –

He reaches town at nightfall –
He stops at every door –
Who looks for him at morning –
I pray him too – explore
The Lark’s pure territory –
Or the Lapwing’s shore!

[Emily Dickinson]

Written in late 1858 and bound into Fascicle 2.

Lapwing – a bird native to the American Northeast.

Love and namaste –

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Good Morning Yoga

This 30 minute practice opens your hips gently and fluidly, perfect post run/workout as I did this morning. It’s a vinyasa, so you get a nice flow going, and she takes you into all sorts of hip openers from tree pose to butterfly.

If you have tight hips, don’t fret. Take it easy, go as far as you can – accept your body where it’s at today. My right hip always tightens up more than the left one, and it’s so easy to get frustrated over this! But it’s okay. Just show up today and let the body be what it is.

One caveat – opening your hips can bring up a lot of emotion, so be mindful of what might come up.

Allow.

Relax.

Open.

Enjoy.

Namaste –

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22 A brief but patient illness

Written late summer 1858, aged 27. Such whimsicality as this comes as we allow ourselves to live fully with Nature –

 

 

A brief, but patient illness –
An hour to prepare –
And one below, this morning
Is where the angels are –
It was a short procession –
The Bobolink was there –
And aged Bee addressed us –
And then we knelt in prayer –
We trust that she was willing –
We ask that we may be –
Summer – Sister – Seraph!
Let us go with thee!

[Emily Dickinson]

Namaste –

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