Scene: Shabbat morning services.

Dramatis Personae:
My friend who recounted this story.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

A young boy seated behind her.

Friend overhears young boy sighing to his father in exasperation, “When is the service going to be over?”

Friend, after the service: “You know, when I was your age it was hard for me to sit through the service, too.”

Young boy, his eyes widening as they take in her white hair and mature face: “You mean you can remember back that far?'”


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Thunderbird Pose?

A bit of philosophical and spiritual dissonance perhaps? If a guru is a teacher, what is this driver trying to tell us? Hot cars bring peace? This yoga instructor has an extraordinarily well-paying client? Or, like so much in life, seeming contradictions mirror the one caught in the traffic of judgy thoughts, nothing more.

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