Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Eastern Philosophy

I spent Saturday meditating with my boss. We actually drove to Boulder for a little retreat thing-y. I feel as though it would have gone better had I not A) fallen asleep and B) thought to eat something before I went. A rumbling stomach in a room full of Very Serious and Very Silent Hippies is akin to a frat party in a graveyard. I was a little nervous Buddha himself was going to come back for another life just to sush me.

Happily, my boss is forgiving, I think the fact that she had a raging case of pinkeye led her to be slightly less judgmental overall, and the day was deemed a success. I sped home with all of my newfound nirvana to hit the bars to celebrate a friend’s birthday that night. Gotta ying that yang.

Global warming is upon us here in Colorado, and as I read the news about all of my beloved East Coast being blanketed in several feet of snow, I have opened up the windows to let some of this glorious 70+ degree sunshine right in. The house was getting a little stale. While this is devastating for our snowpack and mountains, I have decided to be very zen about the whole thing (maybe Buddha did make an appearance?) and embrace this t-shirt weather. It makes it easier knowing that I have been too busy throwing baby showers and channeling Buddha to ski recently. I think if I was up in Summit County I’d probably cry.

7 comments:

Christie said...

Seattle was at a balmy 57 degrees today. But we had snow 5 days ago. Why am I surprised by this at all?

Linds said...

Did you go to the Boulder Shambhala center? I went there once for a field trip... It was a cool building but I wasn't very good at the meditation part. I like to meditate while moving, I think.

Phil n' Liz said...

write a book...it would be good methinks

Pauline said...

It is hard to remember it is only March 5 and we have more winter to slog through before spring is really here. It was 7 degrees yesterday and rose to a balmy 11 this morning! Up into the 50s on Saturday. If you don't like New England weather wait a minute ;)

Diane said...

We were supposed to get rain all week, but very little fell. The weather changing every day from cold and rainy to 77 and sunny is not making my sinuses very happy.

Princess Extraordinaire said...

It has been nice here too...mild and perfect for *winter*...

Nick, Holly and Maren said...

oh, but the mountains are at 130% of average snowfall! I thought they were doing just fine, it's just us down here in town that are having all the bone-dry weather :-)

And I'm LOVING rubbing this gorgeous weather in to all my friends in NJ!!