This week I officially returned to yoga practice. I’ve been working to get strong enough that attending a class would no longer trigger my old injuries. And I’ve been dreading, a little bit, the loss of ability that I knew I would be facing after several years away from regular practice. I told myself that [...]
Thanks to the removal of a ‘suspicious mole’ I acquired a new scar a few weeks ago. Two puckered and red inches across my thigh. I frequently find myself brushing across it with my thumb absent-mindedly. Attempting to sooth what no longer actively hurts.
At the dermatologist’s office they remove the stitches and tell me [...]
It used to be that one of the grand mysteries of life to me was the athlete who knowingly played on an injury. Why on earth would anyone do that to themselves? So short-sighted. Listen to your body. Pain is telling you something you need to know.
Well, life has a sometimes unkind way [...]
Have mercy upon me, O Lord; for I am weak; O Lord, heal me; For my bones are vexed.
In all these efforts to become as fit as I once was, I keep thinking about healing. About what it looks like. About how to know when it is complete. About the restoration of [...]
Warning: you might find this to be sentimental schmaltz. But it’s my sentimental schmaltz and my blog so….
What do you miss when you’re in pain? What do you lose? What are you blinded to?
I’ve been taking art classes every term for nearly two years now. Next month is the two [...]