A few weeks ago, at approximately 8:30pm, someone tried to break into my apartment in NYC. While I was home! TRUE
I know this is going to break your mind open but I seriously thought about getting a gun for protection. What man wouldn’t?!
Aside from protection, I also think that a yogi with a gun might help spread yoga into those segments of the population that still think yoga is for sissies.
After checking in with the Gravity Cowboy as to his thoughts on a gun, he suggested instead I get a bow and arrow.
What an interesting idea. With tights and a sock to stuff neatly inside, I’d be a hit in the East Village.
But I believe the Gravity Cowboy was being serious.
And sure enough, I’ve looked into it, and even ventured to a store in Queens that sells bows and arrows along with Israeli gas masks, wood bullets, and vintage Jon Rocker Atlanta Braves jerseys.
And after testing the idea on some of my female yoga students as practice before presenting to my fiancée the notion of bearing arms, I heard a smorgasbord of less-than favorable responses that included “Man up bitch!!”
Truth be told: should a burglar attempt to break in while sleeping, I’d be a lot better off with bow and arrow than without bow and arrow.
This past year, due to moving into a tiny apartment in NYC, my fiancee and I had to leave our dog Gibson with my future in-laws in Arizona. I’m not sure if Gibson misses us because he is so distracted and in love with his 2 lab cousins Kalvin and Kooper.
But you better believe we miss the heck out of Gibson!
Next year, we will get a bigger place and move Gibson to NYC. And we are going to get another dog so Gibson has company. While we most likely will rescue a dog, I would lie to you by saying I haven’t researched the various breeds.
I’m particularly fascinated by the following:
Doxie Poo: Daschund + Poodle
Schnoodle: Schnauzer + Poodle
Bully Wheaten: Bulldog + Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier
Some of these combinations are almost as crazy as:
Yoga teacher + Bow and Arrow.
As mentioned in my book, there’s nothing like the bark of a dog to keep you safe (and avoid having to even ponder the idea of a bow and arrow).
But beyond the bark, we miss so terribly the wet doggy kiss when returning home, and the warm body lying at our feet while sleeping.
One thing is certain, no matter the inconvenience, life without love, whether the dog or human variety, is missing something.
A wise one said, “Without love, what are we worth? Eighty-nine cents! Eighty-nine cents worth of chemicals walking around lonely.”
And who needs a gun or a bow and arrow when you have the greatest defense of all.
As scholar Yehuda Berg said, ”Love is a weapon of Light, and it has the power to eradicate all forms of darkness.”
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