My friend “Cassandra”was lying topless on a beach on one of those tropical, paradise kind of islands somewhere in the Caribbean. Although Cassandra looks excellent topless, she was having horrible suicidal, I-hate-myself-and-want-to-die thoughts. Million-dollar luxury sailing yachts were drifting past her. On each yacht there was a 22-year-old topless woman whose boyfriend had bought her the yacht. Each 22-year-old woman looked excellent topless. They looked excellent, and they owned a yacht and they got to keep it.
Cassandra was thirty and she didn’t have a yacht that she
got to keep. She started to cry because she felt like a failure.
Big, sad, suicidal tears.
|“I will never ever be a twenty-two year old with a yacht.”|
The Boatman and I had just finished watching a movie called “A Dangerous Method.” It was about Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung in their early days. One of Carl Jung’s first patients was a woman named Sabina, played by Keira Knightley. Keira Knightley put on a brilliant performance. When she had her shirt on, and when she didn’t.
|Keira Knightley. So thin and so talented and so charitable.|
|Urdhva Kukkutasana C, the 11th posture of Ashtanga Yoga's third impossible series. The Yoga Sutras recommend that we cultivate friendliness towards this man's success. This man's and my friend's and all the Third Series People's.|
I have never been able to do more than four postures of third series for much more than four weeks. After four weeks, my pelvis starts to disjoint and complain. But my friend could do it. She could rock it. And her pelvis never complained. I was jealous of her pelvis. I am still jealous. My friend has had to deal with anorexia for over a decade, and still, I am jealous of her and her job and her pelvis and her yoga postures.
My High Vagina. Thanks to the Boatman for the photo.
The Keira Knightley Charitable Foundation encourages you to please cultivate Friendliness towards:
My High Vagina (see above),
My Very first Self-help e-book, I Let Go,
My Twitter Account: @mypelvicfloor.
And my Facebook Fan Page: Ecstatic Adventures