I have been back from Mysore near;y 6 weeks and while that isn't even half the time I spent in Mysore the amount of life that has been going on is staggering. Since returning home I have taught in NJ, Philly, NH, Providence, Pawtucket, and in Bridgewater, MA. Since returning I know what is next for Mike and I. We are moving to Virginia. Mike has a full time teaching position at Longwood University! This was a great wave of relief. We are still riding that wave and looking forward to the next chapter. In the midst of the excitement the reality of the 'to do' list has set in. When will we leave Providence? Where will we live in Farmville? What will I do? In this tornado of change there has been celebrations and the anticipation of some of the most exciting RISD MFA events. There is the graduate final thesis show at the convention center, and graduation the first week in June. So much is happening that tending to this seems impossible.....did I mention Mike and I celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary on Friday.
Nestled into the bright egg yolk center of Mysore...life is simple and very often boring as one watches the paint dry of practice. That is why it works so well. To pull away from life for a little while, to be in the heart of nothing...produces change and new ideas. For me to be blessed to come home to all this something...while my body often feels stiffer that those halcyon Mysore mornings my heart is juicy and full of gratitude.