The Day of the Two Headed Yolk
As I was making breakfast one morning, I cracked open my egg only to find two yolks resting in my pan! How exciting, I thought! Yay! This has to mean good luck!! Looks like I’m gonna have a great day!
So, keeping a positive mind, since NOTHING could possibly go wrong today, because I got the two headed yolk, I finished getting ready for church and headed out the door. I should preface by mentioning that my husband and I are Music Directors at our church. He plays the piano / keyboards and runs the musicians, and I run the singers. So, he had to leave, before me, to work with the other musician. I typically get there a little later to work with the singers.
So, I get in my car with our two boys…and my car won’t start! “Seriously?” I said. Well, this must be a minor setback, since nothing else could possibly go wrong, because I got the two headed yolk!
So, I called my husband who had to come all the way back from church to get me. So, when he got into his car at the church, he realized that he was VERY low on gas. So, before getting us, he stops off in fear of running out, putting us that much more behind schedule. We had people depending on us to be there, so timing was of the essence.
So, he picks us up and drives us to church. We are late, so I figured I would concentrate on the one song of concern. As we gather our music together to practice it, my husband’s computer fails to play the background music for this, the one song my husband has to sing. (You see, on any song he sings, he will play a pre-recorded track, so he can concentrate on his singing, allowing him to only have to play minimally.) Well, the computer wouldn’t work, taking up even MORE time, but when it did, decided to do a backup. OHH MYYY! After running the other music while we waited, eventually, it came back on line, we were finally able to sing the song in question. But, for me, it was just something that I wanted to do first. You know when you just want things to be done in a certain way????
Anyhoo, after church, we had to go straight home and get ready for a benefit concert my husband and I were performing in that afternoon. All seemed well. We ate lunch and my husband was able to charge up my dead battery. I needed my car functioning. After our portion of the concert, my day wasn’t over as I had to run out to teach a yoga class, so I needed my car.
We got to the concert, had our mic check, and met the other musicians. The concert began, we played our two songs, and I was happy that our portion ended sooner than expected, and I was able to stay to see the next act before having to leave.
So, after that next act, I start to leave, and as I’m walking towards my car, I feel a loosening on my foot. Then gosh darn it, the sole of my shoe comes off! I mean COMPLETELY off! So, I end up walking the rest of the way to my car, hobbling, with one shoe missing its entire sole!
So, I get in the car, contemplating the day…and I start to laugh. I mean REALLY laugh! I went back to that moment earlier in my mind about the two headed yolk. How I was SOOO happy that today was going to bring me such good luck! And look! Arrggh! I just shook my head and drove off.
So, there I was, walking into yoga class, in my dress, with a one shoe with no sole, and my change of clothes in tow. Thinking all my possible bad luck had to be over by now, I start to change. I then realize, I’m wearing a strapless bra, and forgot to bring my other one to change into. Ok, so, have you ever tried to teach a yoga class in a strapless bra? To give you an idea...let me explain. As I told the students to inhale and raise their arms up over their heads, my arms would go up, and the bra would descend downwards. Oy vey!
So, periodically during class I would say to the students, “Now close your eyes and really feel what going on inside your body”, and as they did, I would HOIST up my bra and its contents! It was an interesting class, to say the least!
So, there was my “good luck day”, filled with pretty much crazy bad luck along the way.
But you know what? I am VERY thankful for my day. Why?
There are many ways I could have looked at the days’ events. Probably 15 years ago, I would have cried instead of laughed in my car. I would have let all of those minor (and I say minor, cause they were) bad things of what happened radiate in my mind, and let them bother me and accumulate into huge monstrosities in my brain. The “what if’s” could have taken over and those negative thoughts could have accumulated more negativity and all of it would have stayed with me for at least a couple of days.
So, in reality, my reality, that two headed yolk WAS good luck, because the day could have been MUCH MUCH worse...and I’m thankful…
Thank you two headed yolk…thank you.
Peace and “two headed yolks” to you all!
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Michelle has a BS, E-RYT, YACEP, CHN, CLYL, and Y12SRL.