Balanced Mind with Julie Potiker

Balanced Mind with Julie Potiker

Loving Kindness Guided Meditation

February 09, 2023

Julie Potiker guides you through this loving kindness meditation with familiar phrases of comfort. May you be safe, may you be happy and may you live your life with ease. She completes the meditation with her poem, "Par Avon".

Par Avion, by Julie Potiker

I remember feather light letters

Messages I don’t want to forget

Pale blue onionskin paper

Red and blue dashes

Triangle wings folded in

And sealed with spit

Her elegant cursive handwriting

with my name in tight loops on the front

A complete synopsis of the tv show Dynasty inside

in her small and splendid script

My housemates in Earls Court Square


for the weekly letter from my mom,

all us lucky juniors from American colleges

experiencing London, England

on our parents’ dime.

Those weekly letters were memorable,

and made me feel special, too.

I’m not sure

that I

ever said

an appropriate

Thank You.

I wish I had saved one of those letters,

I’d like to feel it’s airiness it in my hand,

trace the writing with my finger, and

smell the old paper, by now as

smooth as sand.

Where - ever

you are mom,

I want to give you praise.

Thank you for making the effort,


taking the time,

to stay connected in that way.

You wouldn’t believe in 2017

They rebooted Dynasty

Danielle and I binged all 5 seasons - in 2022.

I told her about our love of the show

How we dished about the characters on the phone

How you wanted Linda Evans jaw line – which you had

and your carefully crafted letters in 1982.

If you’re not too busy, mom

organizing things in your domain,

I would love it if you dropped me a line



Even if not by plane!

-Par Avion, by Julie Potiker

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