it was just me and the teacher
i was nervous to be so closely observed
what would she think?
would she think i was terrible?
would she think i was ugly?
would she think this was a total waste of her time?
"it doesn't matter what she THINKS," i reminded myself
"just do your practice."
i smiled and we began.
for 90 minutes she pushed me and pulled me and tweaked me
afterward as i lay in corpse pose i felt such gratitude
what a gift
the gift of 90 minutes