John Friend is in Austin for the final stop on his “Light the Sky” tour. Last night, he opened the evening with a talk of how he got into yoga at the age of 13 and the “coincidences” along the path that brought him to where he is now. He has such an easy manner and openness that makes you feel like you just want to have him over for dinner. Still, though others easily approach him, I find myself somewhat hesitant.
While many folks got their photo taken with him at Estes Park, I didn’t. I came home with many images from that trip ~ pictures of my FRIENDS with him ~ but not that shot. So, I figured that if I was going to get my picture taken with him, this afternoon was my opportunity. When class ended today, the line to speak to John quickly formed. I waited patiently for my turn and practiced posing for the upcoming shot.
Finally, it was MY turn ~ my opportunity to stand next to John Friend, shoulder-to-shoulder with this yoga master, the founder of this life-changing practice for thousands throughout the world. I was inspired and humbled (and frankly, I wished for a hairbrush and some lip stick.)
At last, John Friend came over, smiled, and embraced me. And with a click of a camera, time stood still …
Is it any wonder why we love this man?!