Good-bye Fox

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He was lying under a tree, licking up the shade,

Hello again, Fox, I said.

And hello to you too, said Fox, looking up and not bounding away.

You’re not running away? I said.

Well, I’ve heard of your conversation about us. News travels even among foxes, as you might know or not know.

What conversation do you mean?

Some lady said to you, “The hunt is good for the fox.” And you said, “Which fox?”

Yes, I remember. She was huffed.

So you’re okay in my book.

Your book! That was in my book, that’s the difference between us.

Yes, I agree. You fuss over life with your clever words, mulling and chewing on its meaning, while we just live it.

Oh!

Could anyone figure it out, to a finality? So why spend so much time trying. You fuss, we live. And he stood, slowly, for he was old now, and ambled away.

~ Mary Oliver

Aside

The poet compares human nature to the ocean from which we came

ocean landscape

The sea can do craziness, it can do smooth,
it can lie down like silk breathing
or toss havoc shoreward; it can give
gifts and withhold all; it can rise, ebb, froth
like an incoming frenzy of fountains, or it can
sweet-talk entirely. As I can too,
and so, no doubt, can you, and you.
~Mary Oliver

Center of the circle

Mandala

There is a time for being ahead,
a time for being behind;
a time for being in motion,
a time for being at rest;
a time for being vigorous,
a time for being exhausted;
a time for being safe,
a time for being in danger.

The Master sees things as they are,
without trying to control them.
She lets them go their own way,
and resides at the center of the circle.

Lau Tzu – Tao Te Ching

Yoga For Scoliosis 4-week series starts Thursday!

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Yoga practitioners with scoliosis –
Join me for the next 4 Thursdays beginning June 5th through the 26th from 6-7:15pm
at It’s All Yoga on 21st between Broadway & X Streets!

These classes will be infused with Iyengar and alignment-based yoga practices, release work with the use of various props, Qigong energy practices, and deep core-awareness. Through these blended practices we’ll sense greater alignment, flexibility, openness, and balance in body heart and mind amidst our curves and twists.

Sign up at http://www.itsallyoga.com

Cost $85