Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Death where is thy sting?
Today I took my mother to the doctor. She's been feeling very weak lately and her pain has increased. While waiting in that tiny room they put you in, waiting for the doctor to enter , both mom & I fell asleep. I'm exhuasted from my pain and meds and mom exhausted from her pain and meds. When the doctor walked into the room he was rather shocked to see us both dosing away. Seeing these thin, fragile people so ill, shrunken to half of what they were in their youth made me realize how cruel aging can be. One thing that got me into yoga were the inspiring teachers like Frank White (who was 65 before he took his first yoga class) who was in his 70's when I took his class and was tall, strong and gave me the hardest yoga class I ever had! I remember one yoga teacher say "You're a young as your spine." and I believe him! Keep that spin strong and flexible!