Stuck in an airport, thwarted from an on-schedule travel day, I text my sister a litany of traveler’s complaints. She responds, ‘I hear a future Poise and Presence posting in all of that!’ What a great idea. I was too consumed with annoyance to consider it. My mood alters for the better. I re-align. Thank you, Judy.
The mind re-aligns from anger to acceptance. No psycho-babble required. The Alexander Technique principle of Inhibition suffices. After pausing and observing the disappointment, a prompt can be given for the head to release away from its compression on the spine. Body re-aligns from downward pull to length and lightness.
The plane did depart Columbus. (Eventually) Downtown Philadelphia did appear. (In a cloudless sky, no less.) The AA staff found a seat for me on a new connecting flight to Bangor. Yes, a planned-for Maine afternoon was lost to the confinement of airport terminals and plane cabins. AND yes, a warm welcome at the Petry’s awaited, on the evening shores of Eggemoggin Reach.
Re-alignment to you this fine day—–
(photo: Heaven. Eggemoggin Reach, that is.)