We Return To The Yoga Pyramid

Flash Fiction 55, Friends, Poetry | Posted by Jannie on 23 April 2014 @ 5:20 PM 25 Comments


we return to
The Yoga Pyramid
Easter Sunday

when Texan frogs
are about to light
jasmine candles


Australian frogs
are doing morning
sit-ups in bed.

some of us
have never
met, yet

we have all
known each
other since
God Googled

“how to build
beings who know
love is always
the way to go.”


55 words for “Mama Z’s” poetry blog.  (Please scroll to her Monday April 21st post.)

I really really like the photos at her “Zen of Motherhood” blog too!  Check them out!!

Now  back to Texas…


In the log cabin before we head down the path to the Om ceremony.


Some of us meet for the first time.

That’s Walter Suhr closest to the blue cup.


Tracy going into The Pyramid.


Husband exiting The Pyramid.


Chillin’ on the cabin’s back deck later.


And a seventh Big Photo because I adore sevens.


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  • 1

    On 23 April 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Daisy said, 

    Looks like a beautiful view there. That cabin is really pretty. What a wonderful place to visit.

  • 2

    On 24 April 2014 at 11:46 am

    Mama Zen said, 

    This is so cool!

  • 3

    On 24 April 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Sara Healy said, 

    Wow. I almost missed your photos. I was heading to comments and fortunately saw them. It looks like a good time was had by all at The Pyramid.

    Your 55 really touched me, especially the last stanzas. I love the part about what God Googled. I made me smile and tear up at the same time:~)

  • 4

    On 24 April 2014 at 1:57 pm

    Audrey Howitt said, 

    Hi Jannie–I think I need to om for a while–yikes life just gets in and does stuff–I loved the pictures of you and the kids–

  • 5

    On 24 April 2014 at 5:16 pm

    brian miller said, 

    what an absolutely fantastic place…i would so love to visit…
    and teaching people love is the only way to go…
    that is quite the calling…smiles.

  • 6

    On 24 April 2014 at 6:19 pm

    Fireblossom said, 

    Texan frogs are a force to be reckoned with.

  • 7

    On 25 April 2014 at 12:40 am

    SnaggleTooth said, 

    Awesome way to spend an Easter Holiday- Great pics.
    I always wondered what God would Google…

  • 8

    On 25 April 2014 at 9:57 am

    LL Cool Joe said, 

    Love sure is the way to go but I’m not sure I fancy doing yoga in a pyramid that much! 😀 The place looks beautiful though!

  • 9

    On 25 April 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Talon said, 

    Love this 55…love the photos…love you, Jannie! :) xoxoxo

  • 10

    On 25 April 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Jannie said, 

    Dearest Daisy, Kalyani has put her lovely touch around a man’s pad, and it’s a beautiful place! Of course, God put his touch on the scenery and such. Hey — that rhymes. :)

    Dearest Mama Zen, Keeper of the Gekkos, thank you!! And it’s so cool you are hosting the 55. Thanks for doing that.

    Dearest Sara, glad you saw the photos!! I tweaked a few words of this here and there since posting, not sure if you read about evening candles or if they were again jasmine. Ooo, making even just ONE person smile and tear up simultaneously just once makes me feel my poetry mission on this planet is complete!!! :)

    Dearest Audrey — there is to be a 24-hour Om-ing there sometime soon, I heard. I might bring a tent to camp out, and when I’m not Om-ing I’ll be drinking and / or dancing with others on the back deck of the house. :) Around and in The Pyramid quiet is encouraged. except for rituals, of course.

    Dearest Brian, maybe you will visit one day!! And I guess we teach love by living love, huh? Jesus said it real good “Love thy neighbor.” Works for me!!

    Dearest Fireblossom, before we went down to the Pyramid I heard frogs somewhere in the direction of the chicken coop / koi pond. Hope those Texan frogs don’t each the chickens. :)

    Dearest Snaggle. I wonder if God also Googles pastry recipes!! :) And does he bake them himself? And try his hand at new chef-ery? :) And hope your neck and sinus headache have lifted?! Sending healing good vibes your way!!

    Dearest LL Cool Joey, I have not done an actual class there, but I hope to soon. Get me some nice stretchy pants and work my mind and muscles. And never eat beans before going in there, as it’s supposed to be a very quiet sanctuary!! :) :) Okay, that was waaaay TMI. :)

    Dearest Talon, Love you too, Beautiful Kimmie!!!!! And I hope that little pressie I bought for Snaggle will soon show up around here again, so I can finally get your parcels mailed off, want you all to receive them around the same time. Have to mail to Canada first, obviously.



    And what shirt am I gonna wear??????!!!


  • 11

    On 26 April 2014 at 6:01 pm

    Lynn said, 

    I’ll bet you were the funnest one at the Om ceremony! xoooxxxx

  • 12

    On 26 April 2014 at 10:04 pm

    Jannie said, 

    Hey, Bo-Binnie. I was definitely the strangest one. :) Ricardo had asked me to take photos, and while everyone else was praying I crept from corner to corner to get some shots. I really like that first pic, tho! I DO tell ya, that I sure have had a lot of FUN and laughed a lot with friends this past 24 hours, and now I am sitting here with guitar in lap while typing this, and thinking how very very awesome YOU really are!! And I hope you are having bunches of fun and laughing with your friends too!


  • 13

    On 28 April 2014 at 10:45 am

    Alice Audrey said, 

    What fun! I wish I could be there. You know some if the coolest people.

  • 14

    On 28 April 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Jannie said, 

    Yes, I do know some of the coolest people — still in awe that I’ve met you!!


  • 15

    On 28 April 2014 at 7:48 pm

    Dr. J said, 

    Beautiful people in a beautiful place! You are all very lucky!

  • 16

    On 29 April 2014 at 12:58 pm

    Dr. J said, 

    I have a backpackers guitar. I got it years ago. Since then, Martin bought the design and sell it under their name. I bought it over the phone from some guy in New York that made them He told me I could get an acoustic, 12 string or classical. He said he would demo them for me, and I thought, you could play anything over the phone! He was a good guy, however and I love mine. The box is small so the sound is not big, but that isn’t why I got it. :-)
    This is it (not where I got it) http://www.zzounds.com/item–DAVGBPC

  • 17

    On 29 April 2014 at 1:25 pm

    Jannie said, 

    Dr. J. I’ll be back!


  • 18

    On 29 April 2014 at 7:47 pm

    Linda said, 

    I’d like to be chillin’ out with friends on that deck – sipping some wine of course. Those Texan frogs must be something special. Ribbit!

  • 19

    On 1 May 2014 at 1:50 pm

    ayala said, 

    Very cool :) xo

  • 20

    On 5 May 2014 at 11:14 am

    Jannie said, 

    Wow, Dr. J, sounds like you’ve got an historic instrument! My friend has a Baby Martin, which actually has a pretty big sound on it. I had a Baby Taylor carrying case for a while. :) Had Kelly’s little guitar in it. Mom’s got a dreadnaught, which this summer will make me miss the feel of my own guitar with its 2 rounded bouts. Wish I had me one of those foldable ones I saw on Shark Tank. It’d have to sound good, tho. Maybe I’ll buy it over the phone! :)

    Dearest Wine-Enjoyer Linda, :) did a little more chilling this weekend, but not at the Pyramid place. At the home place with friends. Some down by the lake. Yes, Texas frogs have a magic spell cast over them which they in turn cast over any and all who hear them singing.

    Thank you Dear Ayala, who I also see to sweetly on FaceBook looking at my pix. I will be on FB later today (such is the plan) to post some weekend pix. And if not today, tomorrow.

    And now I shall drink my coffee, ship those 5 ebay items and do other fun stuff.


  • 21

    On 11 May 2014 at 8:52 am

    Chris Edgar said, 

    The back porch looks like a place where you could add in some additional fencing and get a baseball diamond cage, or add some canvas and make it into a gazebo and sip mint juleps — what I’m trying to say is that it’s fertile with possibility. Great photos!

  • 22

    On 11 May 2014 at 3:30 pm

    moondustwriter said, 

    Jannie, you really do have an interesting and full life.
    Stopped by to wish you the happiest of mother’s Day!!
    hugs and love

  • 23

    On 13 May 2014 at 10:40 am

    Jannie said, 

    Dearest Chris Edgar, the backyard could also include a solar-powered motocross trail, a shaded minigolf place and a waterfall grotto sandy beach. :)

    Dearest Sweet Mother Sister Moon Poet Lady, and do you know WHY I’ve not been on this blog, or any other blog in like, over a week? Because of my interesting, full life. :)

    Now….. off to Google Carnival Pirate Ship Ride…


  • 24

    On 15 May 2014 at 4:07 am

    Hilary said, 

    Hi Jannie .. I remember your posting of the Pyramid – an amazing, brilliant place and so pleased you had the opportunity to visit again .. big hugs – Hils xoxxo

  • 25

    On 21 May 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Jannie said, 

    Hilary! And when shall I be back again, soon I hope. xoxooxoxoxooxo

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