Friday, June 30, 2006

my first time


Well after the emotional upheavals of late, I decided to try something I had always secretly wanted to do. . .

Have you ever had one of those things you always wanted to try, but for a million reasons found excuses not to?

Naturally I had thought about it in university, but I hung with a different kind of crowd, the partying beer guzzling kind of crowd, so I never managed it. Then, as the years passed I knew so many women who swore by it, and I became, well, more and more curious.

Finally last night my friend Sarah introduced me to Pam. She was kind, strong, confident and caring. Perhaps it was the way her blue eyes looked directly into mine, or maybe it was her smile, whatever it was, I trusted her immediately. I handed myself over to her completely. It was everything and nothing like I expected. Pam couldn't believe this was 'my first time', I "seemed such a natural." Natural? Ha! I had tried on about three different outfits, looking for that 'just right' blend of casual, comfortable, but that showed that I wanted to be there.

I'll never forget the positions, things I thought my body could never do, all the time with Pam's encouraging, supportive voice. I felt as if I could do anything! By the end, with the soft music playing, I lay there completely content, every inch of my body stretched, tested, and now relaxed, the slight scent of aromatic oil hanging in the darkened room.



Then it was over,
time to roll up the yoga mats,
drink our water and go home.
Sigh.



but you can bet I'll be back, I think I may have found a new addiction....


Namaste







13 comments:

Mary said...

Oooo. Yoga. Ommmmm. Good addiction.

Callooh said...

yes, I thought I'd give healthy ones a go... ;-)

thanks!

Sothis said...

Very nice. Yoga is great to clear the mind and get the blood going. Did you get your spine deconpressed, too? Some yoga instructors do that at the end. I miss that. Very few hippies in Belgium...

Callooh said...

she did straighten out my hips, apparently I've been walking around with uneven hips - go figure!

Robert Mitchell L.L. said...

and here I thought you were going to join Julie, Ralph and I as members of the "family".....oh well, welcome to my yoga family anyway....

Callooh said...

sorry Robert ...! I so hate NOT being in the 'club' sigh.

thanks for the welcome, and I have a new awe and respect for you now... (but don't let it go to your head)

Lance Morrison said...

You should see my yoga instructor. Hmmmmmmm...
I can't believe it's only your first class!!! Hope you keep at it. I'm on year.... seven? Feels great!

Callooh said...

he wouldn't be someone I know would he??

I can't believe it either - I LOVED it!

Gary said...

Nicely written! I wondered where you were going...

I'm happy that you're doing something you want to - and it's good for your body, mind and spirit too. Can't beat that.

Callooh said...

I got the idea from Lance...

it was fun to write, can't wait till my next class.

Lance Morrison said...

You might be a little related to him, yes.

Callooh said...

ah well, then I completely understand ....

Anonymous said...

Excellent, love it!
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