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.
Welcome back, Mayor!
This just proves that you can’t keep a good gal down. I am looking forward to much laughter.
The comments have been very encouraging!
Hear, hear, Madame Mayor! I’ve missed you. How booked is your official appearance calendar? Maybe you’d be available to attend a “ribbon cutting” at a special place in OH?? Details to follow!
The Mayor is always available (appearance fee expected) for any ribbon cutting of any special place, Ohio or otherwise.
You look goood!
Thanks! (You know that’s not really me, right?)
Perhaps you’ve invented the next craze-lubricated yoga. You could make millions.
I will anticipate the $ millions $ rolling in.
So glad to see you back. What better person to be than the Mayor of Crazy Town. I could be one of your City Council members. I’m right there with you with life complications. Keep your chin up and hugs to you!
Thanks, Marian! Chin is up and accepting all hugs.
Love the avatar- esp the top hat!
The top hat may have to be added to the real life Mayor. What do you think?
Nice to see you here. I can’t think of a better way to cry than in child’s pose. I’ll have to remember that. Glad you’ve had WTF.
Thanks for your comment. It is true, WTF rocks!
Aww heck. Now I’m off to find a dvd on the guest room and do an hour of sun salutations.
Glad you’re back, and encouraging all of us.
Sun Salutations are my favorite – or were. And, will be again one day. Thanks for commenting.
It is so good to hear from you again. I missed you while you were gone.
I’m sorry to hear of your many losses, and also very glad that you thought to do yoga while you were going through such a hard time. My heart goes out to you. If you’re going to get stuck in a pose, Child’s Pose is a good one. I also recommend sivasana…that’s where I created my puddle. Life can be so hard. Yoga helps.
I look forward to reading your many upcoming hilariously funny and entertaining posts.
Thanks for hanging in there with me and especially thanks for the heartfelt words of encouragement.
I have only one New Year’s Resolution and it is To Smile. It’s amazing what a difference this one little facial expression can have on my day.
Just know that if we could see you smile, a bunch of us would be smiling back at you. You rock!