he asked me to call a stranger, the mother of a business associate. she lived near DC, and i called to relay her son's message: "please call me, i can't get through to you". i understood that panicky feeling because i had been unable to reach my son, paolo, who had just arrived in Rome for the school year.
this woman had the calmest voice i'd heard all morning, and during our exchange, she talked about her yoga classes. she recommended a "yoga convention" in february, and i nearly screamed: "february, will we even make it to february?!"
i now practice yoga.