(and yes, I mean beautiful to even you lovely!)
The vibrancy in the air is starting to change, and not just for those who get hay fever (I feel for you too!!), but energetically too.
And then, over the weekend we heard the most perfect poem.
It was shared by one of our Yoga Teacher Trainees during their final practical assessment (pictured below!)
It resonated not only because it was the start of spring (regardless of the name of the actual poem), but because they had all blossomed into such confident teachers themselves.
A Summers Day
Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean—
the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down—
who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
I don't know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?
- Mary Oliver
That's all we wanted to share for this week's newsletter.
May you continue to pay attention, to your one and precious life.
Enjoy the sunshine.
- Annika xx
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