|Very bad picture of study group (after two people left)|
Me, Julie, Savanna (front), Ann, Hridayashri
I felt an astonishing amount of gratitude. I thought of how many doctors' appointments Julie has gone to with me. One afternoon Dayamudra set me up with a few restorative yoga postures. Elaine swept my room at the end. I can't actually remember the other things I was thinking of but they were pouring from my heart; the sense of gratitude was enormous. Almost the whole time, well, many, many of the hours there, I felt intensely present, calm, happy, and grateful, and on the verge, or over the verge, of tears. To have the life that I have, to do what I do, to know the people that I know.
I'm working on a poem I started on Hridayashri's ordination retreat, "House on Fire," which I read during the final ritual. I will try to put it in the next post. (I'm getting some help finishing it.)
|Spider web at Jioji|
Saw the movie The Sessions last week, thought it was surprisingly well done.
P.S. You may have been wondering, Who is Trebor? He is an old friend who lived in this building in the '90's. Currently he is living in Berlin.