A word from Whitman

As a gift for the weekend, I offer you this gem from Leaves of Grass:

Me imperturbe, standing at ease in Nature,

Master of all or mistress of all, aplomb in the midst of irrational things,

Imbued as they, passive, receptive, silent as they,

Finding my occupation, poverty, notoriety, foibles, crimes, less important than I thought,

Me toward the Mexican sea, or in the Mannahatta or the Tennessee,

or far north or inland,

A river man, or a man of the woods or any farm-life of these States or of the coast, or the lakes or Kanada,

Me wherever my life is lived, O to be self-balanced for contingencies,

To confront night, storms, hunger, ridicule, accidents, rebuffs, as the trees and animals do.

May you be carefree and react to your world as the trees and animals do, which, coincidentally, is always appropriate. And, if you can, consider joining me on Sunday at PB Yoga & Healing Arts for A Restorative Yoga Class at 9am.

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