Hello, my long-lost readers.
You weren’t lost, I was.
You may be asking, WTF? Why did The Mayor go from writing a hilariously funny and entertaining post every week, to barely a dozen over the last two years?
That is an excellent question and one I’ve been trying to answer for…well, the last two years.
I could tell you a lot of stuff happened, like:
My dad died,
My favorite aunt died,
My dog died,
We moved into the house from hell,
My husband was diagnosed with prostate cancer,
And then, I got stuck in Child’s Pose. Literally. Knees to chest, forehead pinned to a yoga mat.
My first yoga class in years and, unable to stand in Warrior 1, 2 or 3, I folded myself into Child’s Pose to wait for a position I could manage. The problem became apparent immediately. Once I arranged myself into Child’s Pose, huge crocodile tears rolled down my face and plopped onto the mat. As the puddle of tears grew, the salty drops splashed back up onto my cheeks.
“Let’s continue our Vinyasa,” the teacher murmured to the class while tucking a pile of tissues next to me. “Downward Dog…to Plank…to Cobra.”
I pushed up to try a Downward Dog but, the tears traveled upside down across my forehead and added to the growing dark patch on my purple mat. Back to Child’s Pose, where I continued to weep silently until the class was over.
That was it. I’m done.
I’m actually tired of being sad.
Khalil Gibran wrote: “The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.”
I figure by now, my life can hold a shit-load of joy.
For example, this brings me joy.
I’ve spent a small fortune at Shutterstock and thought it would be better to pay an artist I’ve actually met. This is a creation from one of the extremely talented members of the WTF Critique Group. Annie is an artist, a writer, an art critic and a world traveler.
I hate her awesome talent. I think she has awesome talent!
I asked her to make a drawing that looks like me but add a top hat.
Done and done.
Meet the Mayor of Crazie Town. She confirmed that hilariously funny and entertaining blog posts will soon follow.