Mid-afternoon on December 31st, I played a game of Transformation with two very beautiful ladies who are two of my dearest friends -- Broadway star Cristy Candler
and writer/poet/yogi Sarah Herrington
-- and a wonderful photographer I'd just met.
Towards the end of the game, I got these 2 cards one after another.
Basically, as part of someone else's turn, I received:
MOVE STRAIGHT UP TO THE NEXT LEVEL NOW!
Then, immediately afterwards, on my own turn, I rolled the dice and got:
DROP BACK ONE LEVEL NOW
And on my next turn, I moved right back up again ...
TALK ABOUT METAPHYSICAL WHIPLASH!
Yet ultimately it seemed like perfectly fitting closure for 2013, the year I moved back to NYC -- returning to my roots -- but on a whole new level:
Everything's exactly the same
and everything's totally different.
On this New Year's Day, I'm particularly re-remembering T.S. Eliot's wisdom:
Even now as I'm planning endless 2014 new adventures -- a June yoga retreat to Mykonos ... casting the movie version of DOWNWARD -- I'm realizing again:
Transformation isn't about becoming
a completely new person.
It's about truly becoming
the person you've always been.
Wishing you the Best of Everything in the New Year,