Sunday, March 26, 2006
GURUJI IN NYC
Things learnt at the first day of the workshop:
-Midtown Lofts is not the Puck Building
-Arriving early for the 8am class means nothing, except missing out on precious sleep.
-The intensive is one week long, not two (no wonder so many people are there, including a large Chicago contingent).
-Guruji has lost some weight but otherwise looks fabulous.
-Sharath's back does pain him and he is indeed taking off the summer.
-Saraswati looks awesome.
-Guruji's count is slower than it was at 6AM in San Francisco.
-Practicing with wall-to-wall mats is kind of fun, except for the part where the guy behind you's big foot keeps getting in yo' face.
-Coming to NYC to see the family is never a bad thing.
-Before practice with Guruji, et al one can be full of piss and bile but afterwords it's disappeared and life seems to have both a rhyme and a reason.
-Perhaps one should extend one's stay in Mysore (May 8 to July 21) to July 31.
-Some people's lives actually move forward; Chris and Wendy's baby now walks, talks and makes sentences
-Chai is still $3
-The question of the day = "Where Miss Y?"
-The fabulous Indian breakfast of uppma has returned. It's served just down the street in a photographer's loft in what was once an historic olde hotel, and it's just as good as last year's.
-The $25 t-shirts are made in Peru and the large is kind of small.
-The last anyone's heard, my old teacher Eric -- the one who convinced me to start teaching -- is now teaching in Istanbul (not Constantinople).