Thursday, January 31, 2008
YOGA* IS EVERYWHERE -
INCLUDING PRIME-TIME TV
I had some strange new TV show on in the background while I was working tonight.
No, it wasn't Lost.
It was Eli Stone.
I wasn't paying much attention but I caught bits and pieces; the protagonist is a hard-nosed lawyer who keeps hearing George Michael's "Faith" in his head; suddenly he starts seeing signs and doing pro bono work and visiting an acupuncturist - who tells him that God is everywhere.
Next thing you know, he wins the case against the evil vaccine manufacturer, makes peace with his long-dead father and is planning a trip to India.
*that would be union-with-God yoga, not foot-behind-the-head yoga.
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How funny - the evening news just showed A Red Orchid Theatre artistic director Guy Van Swearingen shoveling snow in front of the theater - like he's just another blue collar guy (actually, he's also a full-time firefighter). You just don't get that kind of dichotomy in NYC. Ah, Chicago....