Back in the summer of 2001, just one year after we had moved into the house we currently live in, I suffered with terrible headaches, vertigo and unusual symptoms. On the morning of September 11, unable to find relief, I stayed at the gym following my early morning class, so that I could take an extremely peaceful yoga class from 9:30-10:30. Needless to say, when I left that class I had numerous missed cellphone calls and messages from Mitch, letting me know what had happened in the world, while I was trying to breath away my own distress. It was that morning that I first heard the name Osama Bin Laden. It was also that morning that I learned that one of his followers, Mohammed Attah, had resided just around the corner from me. I knew in an instant why my head had been spinning for weeks. The negative energy in MY air was too much for me!
For the past few weeks my vertigo symptoms have been present, but thankfully not at all debilitating…just there. My guess has been that I have had some fluid in my ear, which doesn’t really make too much sense since I haven’t had a cold, and although I swim regularly, it is always with ear plugs. I have spent some time wondering if “something” was going to happen in the world. Yesterday, in fact, Mitch and I went down to the beach and before we left, we spent a few minutes mindfully breathing in the salt, the sea, the air, the ions and breathing out whatever we needed to let go of. I was breathing out my “dizzys,” and hoping to leave them in the air.
Last night we had already fallen asleep when Lisa called with the breaking news that the man responsible for the 2001 tragedies, for the loss of so many lives, for the change in the NYC skyline, for the rise in terrorism, for the change in our country and our world at large was finally captured. Dead.
This morning, I am in conflict. While we raise our flags and gather for rallies celebrating victory, while we rejoice in that victory and retaliation, while we praise our President for a job well done, while we honor the thousands of loved ones, mothers, fathers, children, husbands, wives, lovers, siblings, friends and co-workers lost 10 years ago, I, personally cannot celebrate ANY death unless it is the peaceful end to a loved ones pain and suffering. That’s just me, but if my head stops spinning, I certainly will know exactly why.
If everything happens for a reason, I do hope President Obama will get the credit he deserves for this operation. He is a peacemaker and a great Commander in Chief all at the same time. Wishing us all peace in our hearts, homes and our world.
With workers in my house, starting this morning, my computer might get buried! I will get on when I can, but I might not be on my daily morning schedule.
**SilverSneakers students, scroll back and read entries from late last week. Know that we have classes this week at Bally but next week we move to Tamarac Fitness Center. NEXT MONDAY WE WILL HAVE BACK TO BACK CLASSES at 11:30 and 12:30. Please try to stick to your usual time slot, on Mondays until we figure this all out! Please spread the word to others. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday class will be at 11:30 and we’ll grow from there. I will be doing Mon/Wed and Carol, Tues/Friday. We are trying to make the change as seamless as possible!