These earrings elicited the same response from most of those who noticed them dangling from my ears today: I never would have guessed you'd buy those earrings. They look good, but they're big for you.
I agree. But they felt right for today.
One of the joys of my summer is a recent discovery--the Nasmaste Center for Well Being in Brookville, PA. My neighbor Ardyce, upon hearing that I practice yoga at home in VA, offered me a ride early last summer to a morning class. I had no idea of the treat that was in store.
The calm green room, the radiating arrangement of yoga mats, the melodious voice of Melora, the steady demanding pace of the asanas leading to relaxation and a gentle massage. Today my daughter Kathe joined us. Together we reveled in the stretching of body and mind, the breathing and moving in harmony.
At the end of class, I bought this pair of earrings, made and sold by Melora's sister, Mary Ellen who was cooking today's healthy lunch. What a gift they give to the people of their community!
We returned home to prepare for company--7 members of my husband's family joining us for a picnic, from my 90 year old father-in-law to my almost 3 month old neice. Hazel, who will turn 2 in a couple of weeks, found her own inner peace down by the river, throwing stones and watching the ripples circle outward. Namaste.