Balanced Mind with Julie Potiker
Loving Kindness Guided Meditation
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
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