I went to a restaurant near this canal to meet a new person on Tuesday. She is an artist I met briefly at an open house in May when I was up here and she said give her a call sometime so I did. This is pretty creatively brave for me who am a recluse and shy at times and would rather read a book. Still, I was feeling claustrophobic out here in the boonies and felt I needed to reach out. The canal is not used today I believe. But once it brought stuff and maybe took away stuff from the town.
Canal in the westerly direction. I love it and am coming to love this town's architecture and will take more pictures at another time. I enjoyed having tea with A. and hope that we can do some things together.
On Wednesday I went to a yoga class. It was held in a lovely spot. But it was not my beloved Svaroopa yoga. It was Ashtanga yoga more like Iyengar, very active and for me hard as I haven't done Iyengar style yoga for 14 years. My legs wobbled and I thought I might collapse at one point. And one pose I just didn't do--the camel for any of you who know. Mostly young folks there with one man around my age. However, it was wonderful to be in the presence of yoginis and to hear yoga talk and to sit and meditate for 15 minutes etc.
So TWO meetings of new people this week. Emotionally exhausting yet at the same time energizing.