Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 23– Season
A beautiful and loving season of yoga and community ended last weekend. After 15 years in business, Ocean Yoga Center closed its doors. We laughed a lot and cried a bit, but vowed to meet again somewhere. The friendships remain. The lessons continue to be learned. Many lives will never be the same because of the positive energy within those walls.
Before I left, I kissed this window goodbye. It felt a bit silly, but I didn’t care. I’ve probably expressed every emotion possible in that space. It was safe. It was my sanctuary.
The Christmas Song…The season is so beautiful within itself, but that song really let’s me know that it’s time. I’ll always remember trying to sing it at a neighborhood talent show. I’m sure it kind of sucked, but I didn’t care. I just love the song. Nat King Cole’s version melts me.
You’ve Got A Friend…James Taylor. Loved this song for a long time, but now it makes me think of my friend, Harisa, who died in February, 2 days before my daughter’s 2nd birthday. It sends a simple, yet poignant message of unconditional love. It describes my relationship with very few people. And it’s James Taylor. ‘Nuff said.
Hero…Mariah Carey. These days, I really don’t want to hear it, but back in my day of immaturity, struggle, finding myself, etc. it was pretty damn significant. I choreographed a dance to the song and must have performed it about 50 times. It actually helped me leave my emotionally abusive husband.
Music. Always an emotional trigger. A universal language. So important to our culture. Love it.