Week of May 15th, 2016

Recent Happenings:

Workshops with Carrie Owerko 

I attended a three day workshop with Carrie at the Iyengar Institute this past weekend, 5/13-5/15. It was incredible and I learned so much. See photo with Carrie (wearing my new Pause/Paws t-shirt) being flanked my me and Moon.

She read this poem and I absolutely love it!

Perfection Perfection

("I will walk the way of perfection." Psalm 101:2)

I have had it with perfection.
I have packed my bags,
I am out of here.
Gone.

As certain as rain
will make you wet,
perfection will do you
in.

It droppeth not as dew
upon the summer grass
to give liberty and green
joy.

Perfection straineth out
the quality of mercy,
withers rapture at its
birth.

Before the battle is half begun,
cold probity thinks
it can't be won, concedes the
war.

I've handed in my notice,
given back my keys,
signed my severance check, I
quit.

Hints I could have taken:
Even the perfect chiseled form of
Michelangelo's radiant David
squints,

the Venus de Milo
has no arms,
the Liberty Bell is
cracked.

Killian McDonnell

Video:

Get Out of Your Chair with Air!

My teacher Carrie Owerko, has a new video up on Vimeo. 

It's so much fun. It's all about the chair!! CLICK HERE to watch.

Books: 

I finally read Joan Didion's The Year of Magical Thinking

It's a great resource for grief.

Podcasts:

I'm still making my way through You Must Remember This, a podcast dedicated to the secret or forgotten history of Hollywood.

I learned about this one while listening to Madeleine Brand's Press Play on KCRW: Note to Self by WNYC Studios