Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Dennis' Karma Yoga

Tuesday September 6, 2011

Setting: The Sivananda Center in the Bahamas.

Characters: Dennis and his karma yoga partner, Al. Dennis is my new best friend, I met him in Winslow, Arkansas. Al is a giant; 6'6", 220 lbs.

Setting: Dennis is exhausted. He signed up for his stay at the ashram looking forward to spending his days in asana and meditation. He has been there for a month now, working in the kitchen, cleaning mats, taking out the trash. We meet him as he is looking forward to when the karma yoga portion of his visit is over, so he can finally get on one of those mats himself. It's late afternoon on a small motor boat. The boat is short, the length of a long coffee table. Its square shaped at the back where the motor is and comes to a very small point on the opposite end. Dennis is manning the boat. The waters are bumpy and they bounce through them quickly. They are on an errand.

Dennis: Man, I'd really love to do some yoga later.
Al: You want to do some yoga? Ok.

Al gets up from where he is stationed. He goes all the way over to the furthest, pointiest front of the boat and gets into a headstand.

Careful what you wish for.
I love you Dennis and Anne!

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