Well Happy Thursday folks! Spring keeps playing hide and seek here in NYC. Today it's seeking. I think this weekend it's going to hide again. Oh well...complaining about the weather is about as useful as a broken umbrella.
On to today's riveting question. What do Keri Russell and headstands have in common?
Well to you and to me (about 2 hours ago), ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!
But after taking a yoga class directly behind Keri Russell (aka Felicity) they have EVERYTHING to do with each other.
I should mention that I was (and still am) a HUGE Felicity fan. Like I- own -the- DVD's fan. (I cannot believe I am openly admitting it). and I JUST recently, on Saturday started watching her new show, Americans.
So when I saw her in class, my heart literally froze. No, I froze and my heart started beating faster. There was space directly behind her and so I put my mat down there.
I don't know what it is about seeing celebrities that is so exciting. I think there's a part of us that thinks somehow, whatever "they" have will rub off on us.
Or then of course there's the silly fantasy, that somehow you'll strike up a conversation and become best friends. (ok, maybe not everyone has that, but I definitely do.)
But as I become older and wiser, and see more and more celebrities, the excitement is really just realizing that they are human beings just like us. They do downward dog, the same way we do. They put on shoes and check their phone, same as us. The excitement comes from realizing we are just like them. They are only human beings who have had different and sometimes more extraordinary or unusual opportunities and experiences.
I think we are drawn to them and attracted to them because we see ourselves in them. (btw:It's the same for non-celebrities too. We are attracted to people who we see ourselves in.)
"The light we see in others is the reflection of the light within ourselves."- I have no idea who said that (could it be me?) but I love it and think about it often.
And as for the headstand? Well, I've never done one before mostly because I just assumed I couldn't do it. Maybe Keri inspired me to try (ok fine, it really wasn't her-it was the teacher who came and literally supported me through it), but today of all days is the day that I did a headstand!
Coincidence? I'd like to think not!
So what's the moral of the story? In some round-a-bout way, the moral is that just because someone is famous or a celebrity it does not make them any better (or worse for that matter).
"People are people so why should it be? You and I should get along so awfully".-Depeche Mode.
And also, just because you thought you couldn't do something, doesn't mean it's true! You can do a headstand! yes you! And me too:)
All my head-stand and Felicity-Loving love, Dana