Hello again, my faithful reader! I hope you are sitting down because what I have to tell you today is going to knock your socks off of your feet! It's been quite a day! I'll try not to write too much so not to bore you, but I have to tell you e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g that has been going on in my neck of the woods. The most relevant piece of information and the one I should report at once is that as of today, the Artist will no longer be referred to as such. From now on, you will recognize her persona as the Diva.
First things first, and to follow what now seems to be a tradition between us, let me tell you about the morning with Mr. Grasshopper: Uneventful. He had his oatmeal concoction, packed his lunch and took off with the Diva so I could get to my class on time. And I did. This morning, Luz Casal joined me in song with "No me importa nada." Oh, what a song! Brought back wonderful memories of the Great Tenochtitlan, and a party with the Converts. Fun, fun, FUN memories. The music suddenly stopped (like in the cartoons when something goes wrong). I realized I had lost my bank card! Called, reported it, took a deep breath and told the Universe "that's no way of surprising me!" Oh, I almost forgot, I did have an awesome meditation this morning. Amazing. And Tripod came and meditated with me.
The class, you asked? Oh it went great. The Students are amazing and we are all having a wonderful time. It is such a pleasure to teach people who actually want to learn! Mrs. Yum's presence in the class makes it even more fun. Towards the end of the day I noticed many messages in the Device. All from the Manager. First message: "received response from xyz publisher. Call me." I thought that was pretty good and started to get excited. Next message: "You need to call me." A little pushy I thought. Then the deal-breaker: "something happened. You need to call." That was all I needed. I called and found out that this morning, as the Diva was happily driving the Piñata down the freeway; she managed to end up up-close and personal between two other vehicles. When I spoke to her, she sounded so happy and excited… I started feeling the chills going up my legs and down again… "Here come the Boys!" I knew then that she was OK and that this was a good thing, even if we couldn't see on the surface. When I drove up to the Palace I realized that now more than ever I needed to trust the Universe. The Piñata looked badly bruised. It got its nickname when the Diva started using its services. You do the math. The Manager and the Sensible One had picked up Mr. Grasshopper and everyone was safe at the Palace. Wow, I thought, this team really works! You may wonder why we think this was a blessing in disguise. I was wondering about that too and so we requested The Boys' presence. They put it in plain and simple terms: first, it didn't hurt and second, the piñata will be getting a much needed mani-pedi plus some Botox to smooth out the age lines while they are at it. Everybody ends happy.
But it didn't end there. As I was walking around the Palace minding my own business, I noticed the Diva out in the front with a beautiful stray wolf look-a-like. I came out to see him and talk to him. He looked mistreated but was very friendly. I called the number in his collar. No response. Dr. Softspeech came out and was trying to help me assess the situation. While we decided what to do, we brought him inside. Tripod was so excited at first, but I could tell he was very worried. He knew that if it came down to defending his territory, he would be no match for this beautiful contender, three times his size and at least 3 years younger. We were busy falling in love with him when his true owner came and took him. I think I gave him the evil eye. Sorry, I couldn't help it. But don't you think that's amazing? Maybe it's just me, but to have so many out-of-the-ordinary things happen to you in one day must mean something. It does to me at least, and I know that this is a sign that the Universe IS listening; that the Universe IS responding to my every command, and that the Universe IS at MY FEET!
Now I must finish preparing for tomorrow. It was great talking to you. Thank you for sticking around! Ta-da for now!