The life-changing practice of meditation.

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Breathe in, two, three, four.

Breathe out, two, three, four.

Breathe in, two, three, four.

Breathe out, two, three, four.

Feel the chest and stomach expand. Breathe in, two, three… I really need to pee. I should have gone pee. How long do I have left on this timer? Seems like its been at least 5 minutes. No. Longer. I think I’ve been at it for at least 7 minutes now… three, four.

Breathe out, two, three, four.

Breathe in, two, three, four. God, I have this annoying itch, under my leg, but to get to it, I’d have to stand up, and if I do that, I might as well throw in the towel. That is really annoying.

Breathe out, two, three… It’s been a few hours since breakfast, I’m getting hungry. What will I have for lunch? Do we have any yummy leftovers in the refrigerator? I think we might have some sandwich meats, pastrami maybe. But do we have good bread?

Breathe in, two, three, four.

Breathe out, two, three, four.

Breathe in, two, three… Did I get the mail yesterday evening? I’ll just check it later. The mail probably hasn’t come yet, today, though. It’s a little too early, because it typically doesn’t come until… three, four.

Breathe out, two, three, four… Maybe I should peek at the timer. This feels like I’ve been doing this for, like, 30 minutes. Am I relaxing enough? I don’t think I’m relaxing enough. Relax, damn it! Well, that’s not helpful. Just focus on the breath.

Breathe in, two, three, four.

Breathe out, two, three, four.

[ Sound of windchimes]

Yes! Free at last. Free to roam about the house. Nothing feels better than scratching that leg itch. Now let’s see if I was right about that pastrami.

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Writer and storyteller, immigrant, wife, mom, knitter, collector of jokes, lover of cheap, sweet wine.

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