It's been a few years since I rolled around on the ground in a full out grappling match, but believe me, I found big joy in that degree of contact. Last night while horizontal in yoga class, my fingers brushed against those of a fellow yogi. With eyes closed, we paused when contact was made, then she took my fingers in hers and lingered a while. I smiled with eyes still closed, savoring the spontaneity of this unconventional greeting. After class as we rolled up our mats, she approached me with open arms: "It was nice to meet you on the mat. My name is Lynne."
There are so many ways to say hello.