Sunday, January 04, 2009
I have managed to sell a bike and procure some boxes and research movers and enlist the future aid of friends/family. I've also quit drinking green tea.
But not much else has been done on the moving front.
It is so daunting I've actually felt physically ill. Moving 30 blocks, and coming to terms with a lifetime of stuff, can be a bit paralyzing. Plus there has been no sun.
(More likely I caught something from students who come to class sick despite entreaties to the contrary).*
Last time I moved (in 1994) it was just five blocks, from a studio apartment to a one bedroom.
I had been at that address for seven years. Fortunately, I was dating a purger at the time and he helped me decide what to throw out.
This time, it's Mrs. Dreyfus who will get me into gear.
In the meantime I'm trying to plow through deadlines and mentally prepare for the inevitable.
Osho's reminder today is also a help:
The journey of one thousand miles is done by the simple step, one step. You cannot take two steps at one time. Step after step, just a single step can be stretched to ten thousand miles or to infinity.
*The way I understand it, when you fall ill you are contagious three days before symptoms occur, and three days after. If the latter is the case, please practice ahimsa (non-harming) and consider practicing at home rather than coming to class and "sweating it out" and infecting the other students (and teacher) in the process. Generally speaking, if you can't breathe through the nose, it's probably best to stay home.