|March 17 on my beloved empty lot on Lake Erie's shore at the end of my street.|
This morning I spied these! They were out in the woodland path between the two halves of our cul-de-sac, and in one of the back yards.
Monday, Tuesday, and today's walks I walked 'with' Brady. We start together, he on his treadmill in Alberta, me outside with my doggy in the 'hood. Sometimes we chat along the way. It's quite lovely to be able to do this together in isolation.
Here are two videos for your viewing/listening/doing pleasure. One is from Sunday. Lake-gazing never fails to calm me and make me more in love with this planet, and my little corner of it. Sound up!
My dear friend Danielle, who I mentioned in my last post, and whose advice (she's a nurse and worked through the SARS crisis) was in my last post, has been urging me for a few years now to upload videos of me teaching Yin on YouTube. I went as far as recording Voice Memos on my phone of half a dozen classes I taught, and giving them to her and my other good friend Liz for when I'd be away in Florida. Well, in light of the self-isolation we are all being asked to do, I thought, Sandra, screw up your courage, and make one for YouTube. So I did just a short 27-minutes one, which Brady and I did together yesterday afternoon. THAT, my friends, was awesome. Precious. At the end, when we came out of savasana (final relaxation), me on my back, he sitting in, 'criss-cross applesauce' style, he said, unprompted, "Nana, I feel really good!!"
No fabric purchase can compare with the feeling seeing and hearing him say it gave me.
Also, yesterday, I screwed up my courage even more, and, despite not sleeping well at all, one of the worst nights of sleeplessness in my life, for a few reasons, I did a Live Yin class on Instagram at 6 am EST. Tuesday and Thursday 6-7 are two of my five classes I normally teach, so it makes sense for my students who are used to that time. Several of them are younger and hopefully their kids won't be up at that time so they can practise with me! I was so nervous, to the point that my mouth was super dry for the first five minutes! I'd had a half glass of water ahead of time, rest assured.
Anyhow. I survived. Several of you readers joined me, and that was another profound feeling, knowing friends in England, the US, Canada were together in spirit. I've uploaded that hour, a Beginner Flow, on Youtube. I plan to do another one tomorrow at 6 am EST, so if you care to join me, I am @mmmquilts
I will upload tomorrow's flow to YouTube as well if that Live time doesn't work for you; my channel is simply Sandra Walker.😁
I just have found another online resource, this one Canadian, now free to all, curio.ca.
We will remember all these small and large acts of kindness once this is over.
Stay home. Save lives. Think of your community. Take care of yourself physically and mentally.