I am going to share with you the bleak story of Tailor Brown who never had the time to write because he was always hemming pants. I forgot to mention that he hated hemming pants. But day and night he took care of his family’s dreaded business.
It was his mother’s dying last wish for him to carry-on the family name. He watched the ticking clock each day as he hemmed pants after pants. Cursing himself! Cursing his mother!
All he yearned for was to feel his fingers dangle the pen so delicately across the paper waiting for that very special moment when he would connect his thoughts with a beautiful string of words.
He shared his laments with me one day as he hemmed my kayaks and then made a surprising decision which never had occurred to him before “I am going to close-up shop early twice a week! I am going to make time to write!”
He had finally made the decision to schedule a small amount of time each week to follow his passion. As I left the shop I gave him a big wave and wished him luck on his future endeavors!
Unfortunately, Tailor Brown died the next day from lead poisoning. A freak accident! Can you believe it? The colored thread he was using was extremely toxic and seeped right under his thumb. I understand from reading the newspaper that there was a malfunction in the thread making machine at a factory in China – they never bothered to recall the products.
I felt so much sadness for Mr. Brown! He had finally had his Eureka moment but never had a chance to bring it to fruition. Such a horrible way to go falling face first into a basket of tanned pants.
Darcie Cameron is a RYT 200 who believes Yoga is a gift that is accessible to everyone with proper modifications, a patient smile and just taking the time to breathe. One of the greatest presents you will ever unwrap is when you connect your mind, body and spirit in perfect sync with your own breath. Connect with Darcie on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/darciecameronlovesyoga