a Photographic Journey by Meryl

Yoga

Grace

During one of the recent presidential debates,
President Obama made a reference to ‘grace’
that has stuck with me. Something to the effect
that one of our goals in life is to get through it
with some grace. I couldn’t find the exact quote.
Through all the political commentary and exchanges
between the two candidates, that comment speaks
volumes about the man. For me, it symbolizes an
ideal that has gotten lost, but one that we need to
revitalize as a nation, as a people, and as individuals.

©Meryl Spiegel 2012–All rights reserved–No reproduction without permission

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Present II

foot fingers
polished red
concentration
straight ahead
no departure
promised lands
supermarket
accountant
pharmacist
adoring fans

Through my recovery including ten years of yoga, I’ve learned to appreciate my feet. Yes, they’re mine.
For so long, I disliked them, thought they were too big, was barely aware of how important they are—that they’re my foundation. Without them, now where would I be?
When I’m having a hard time staying present and need to relax, but have no time or energy for exercise, I flex them and stretch my toes out as far as they’ll go. Pulls me right back into myself…feels wonderful…

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©Meryl Spiegel 2012–All rights reserved–No reproduction without permission