this morning i did yoga outside in the 90 degree heat, bugs swirling all around, sweat profusely dripping off my body…

it was glorious. i practiced for so long, zoning in on my breath, on my center, and moving so slowly that i could gauge where either of them were at most given times. i began to imagine what it would be like doing Suzuki in Toga, based off Tina Mitchell’s description the other night while we were training. the heat, the bugs, the bright and blinding stage lights, having only what one needs to survive. i have never been more ready for something that challenges me so fiercely. i felt a light emanating out from my center and reaching around the world—a battle cry of release into the unknown.

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:: what animals did we have growing up? ::

 (created the morning i woke up in my childhood bed)

  • Cats
    • Sammy
    • Whisky
    • Shwabby
    • Nowhere
    • Daigy
    • Gypsy(?)
    • Booger 🙁

    • Dogs
      • Vicky
      • Goldie
      • Roxy

      • Very Large Hermit Crabs (3)
        • Kermit is the only one whose name i remember, and i always wonder if he is still around somewhere since my mom thought he was dead and threw him in the garbage. (turns out he was just molting.)

      • Fish
        • Chinese Fighting Fish
        • Guppies from Uncle Butch
        • Jimena’s Fish when she moved back to Argentina
        • My own Aquarium – Tiger Fish, Neons, Sucker Fish
        • Goldfish
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