chiaroscuro at Brooklyn Yoga School

Be a Swinger

This is a one minute meditation outside the Brooklyn Yoga School (3 bells to start, 1 bell to end) Do you love trees and poems? If so, this post is especially for you! Here is a passage of utter delight, from Robert Frost. You’ll find the title references the poem’s last line. “When I see…

ghost on 9th st.

Frightened by Your Own Ghost?

“If you tarnish your perceptions by holding on to suffering that isn’t really there, you create even greater misunderstanding. One-sided perceptions like these create our world of suffering. We are like an artist who is frightened by his own drawing of a ghost. Our creation becomes real to us and even haunts us.” -Thich Nhat…

Xylophone for Bach song

Whimsy

Our 8 year old asks ‘Mama, could you please put helium in an air mattress, so I can fly it like a magic carpet?’ Were this possible, here’s the music that should accompany such a quixotic venture: Bach’s “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” from 1716, played on a wooden xylophone in a Japanese forest. (if…