Sometimes small changes make me feel like I’m”blowing in the wind.” Something that’s not life or death, but that alters my routine and my choices beyond my control. My yoga schedule has, for the past decade, offered a 9am class. I attended this class faithfully unless a conflict interfered. If so, I would catch another class later in the day.
On January 1st this changed and it’s been an adjustment to the scaffolding of my life. In the process of adapting my daily routine to continue my treasured yoga practice, I’ve noticed the stages that I’ve experienced internally in response to this shift, as I resist and surrender. It has mirrored grief, though minimal in magnitude to major losses that take a lifetime to process.
The other loss of the moment is the closing of one of my favorite Denver consignment shops. Robyn Wacklerli has decided to retire and Wardrobe Works HERE will no longer exist as the resource that it has been for more years than I can remember. Robyn’s carefully curated inventory has provided recycled wearable art for decades and I have pieces in my closet that will always remind me of her and her creative energy. Thank you Robyn, for your longterm commitment to style and art.
Photos By Daniel
With all of this in mind, as I think about change as the only predictable constant, I’ve picked up the book Dancing Light, by 98-year-old yoga teacher Tao Porchon-Lynch HERE. She knows a bit about resilience, mindfulness and fearlessness in action. At an age when most have slowed down, she says, “There is so much to do and so little time to do it.” Plus, she drinks wine, eats chocolate, and wears high heels because she believes they help elevate her consciousness. This is a role model that I can relate to!
Having marched with Mahatma Gandhi and later attending the March on Washington and witnessing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s speech on that historic day, Tao is the perfect person to refer to on this holiday honoring Dr. King and his enduring legacy and commitment to Oneness.
Sage green fedora with silk ribbon bow – Louise Green, Marni coat – Wardrobe Works Consignment, Vintage Fabric bag – vintage shop, brown boots – consignment shop, vintage sage green gloves, vintage earrings and brown background pieces – estate sales.