When I first started taking yoga classes, it was in college...for credit. On the first day of class, we were handed a syllabus and a list of class rules. So basic yoga etiquette comes more naturally to me than many asanas. Which is why it bothers the hell out of mewhen somebody comes to yoga class wearing a strongly scented body lotion. You just don't do that. You never know who is going to be bothered by it. Everyone around you is trying to maintain a deep level of inward focus by breathing deeply through their noses! I barely made it through the class. Ugggh.
I believe that women's lib means I can live however I choose - even if that means staying at home, baking cookies from scratch and knitting baby booties all the livelong day. I believe that discriminating against anyone based on their color is racism - even if they're white. I believe that the bad auditions on American Idol are the end result of twenty years of focusing on self esteem - "you are perfect no matter what" - piled on top of a century of growing up consuming music rather than making it together as a family. I believe the children are our future. I believe in miracles. I don't believe in Beatles, I just believe in me.