The studio is bone dry, fully aired out, smells fresh as a daisy and all classes are taking place as scheduled. We are open. We haven't missed a beat.
I feel such a sense of gratitude. We could have been burned to the ground - those old wood buildings that give Shree its unique airy and welcoming feel, can catch quickly. A big thank you to Elizabeth for handling the situation until I arrived, and staying with me throughout. And, to my husband William, right there by my side.
I am reminded of an oft touted saying, "life can change in an instant". While this was a scare that could of ended in disaster for our beautiful studio and the important part it plays in many of our student's lives, not just as a physical practice, but as a provider of emotional and spiritual support, we were spared. Carpe Diem. Seize the day. Practice now while you can. Live fully. Life can, and does, change in an instant.