This evening I went to a yoga class that I normally don’t attend because I wanted to try a new instructor and the time worked out well for me. Turns out the instructor and I went to high school together! It was strange being jolted back decades in time and thinking about the past, while at the same time doing my best to stay in my body with my practice.
I had a similar experience when I attended a class reunion a few years ago. There is a deepening sense of time passing and the impermanence of life in a good way. I am also fascinated by the various paths people take in life and how their present is connected to the past. Seeing her was a gift that has me again thinking more about my own life, where I came from, where I am going, and what is most important.