Gently Now

Sometimes we feel jealousy or possessiveness in relationships instead of the amazing counterbalance and closeness that comes from standing independently. A quote from Khalil Gibran that brought tears to my eyes this morning after teaching yoga here in Malaysia:

Final Farewell to My Father

Sometimes I call out, “Dad!” just to remember what it sounds like and what it feels like in my mouth when I say it. Sometimes I sneak into his closet, open the pocket of his coat jacket and breathe deeply, trying to catch his scent. And in these moments — instantly — I’m fully submerged.