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Fun(ambulism)

Funambulism is tightrope walking (from Latin ‘funis’ = rope + ‘ambulare’ = to walk). People have been doing it for a long time (though not for ‘eons’, because eon = 1 billion years & humans weren’t around that far back in geologic time). Walking through glorious Prospect Park, I notice a passel of people gathered…

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Emptiness

This Spring, Kewei and I worked together on micromeditation.org and she was inspired to create a video for the site. Please watch Emptiness . In her words: We seek so many things, we desire so many things. And yet, we also share the desire for emptiness, the absence of wanting. And this tension can be…

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Adios, Au Revoir, Auf Wiedersehn…

Goodnight! and so long, summer. I love this video of the Lawrence Welk singers closing their 1970’s-era tv show in high style. It was one of the rare tv shows I was permitted to watch by my conservative parents. It was fun. Singing! Dancing! Witty repartee in foreign languages! Now, in hindsight, I notice other…

Armpit (aka Axilla)

I (heart) body odor

7:55 am commuting to work during rush hour. Jump onto the A train. There’s a coveted corner seat – yay! I nestle my foot through one strap of my backpack (for security) and put it on the floor behind my legs so that I can meditate. I close my eyes. I inhale. I exhale. As…

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Shy?

I’ve known Tina for years: we often practice side by side at the venerable Brooklyn Yoga School.  I noticed her pretty ear rings and fierce yoga practice, as I’ve noticed many of our other regular classmates, but never spoken a word as I am rather shy. In exploring how to deepen my own meditation practice,…

Lilacs

Bend Don’t Break

Hurricane Sandy devastated the trees, shrubs, and plants of Brooklyn, along with people, homes, and coastlines. A stand of 3 gorgeous mature lilac trees was obliterated on the little bridge near the entrance to Prospect Park at Grand Army Plaza. But up from the wreckage the next Spring came a valiant little flowering from what…