What made me notice this moment as a random one I remember is how neither one of us was willing to use one moment of our time in getting angry or upset at the other. When I smiled and laughed, she smiled and laughed. When I apologized, she apologized and we both went on our individual ways. I really appreciated this moment.
While I did have a melt down in Hula-that meltdown did not stem from a domino effect of this almost collision. I was free from that due to kindness of the other woman. I love that. And when I arrived in class my friend Jolly greeted me with a huge smile and said "your timing is perfect" as they were practicing a song our teacher often puts me in the front of the class for. I practice hula every single day.
My every morning is very full. My transcendental meditation practice is of great importance to me. At this point I can't even image who I would be without it.
As I am waking a man stops me on the street to tell me "You are a very beautiful woman" I could feel my resistance and how I was just about to not accept this from him because I was in this desperate state, my belly felt full, my skin felt greasy, my hair was a mess and I could feel sweet moving down my back and honestly I was a little dirty from flower hunting because sometimes I will go over the dirt and move through trees and branches. And for all I knew I could have still had some chocolate on my face from my Saturday Hot chocolate croissant. It isn't my favorite random moment because a strange man saw me as he did. It was my favorite moment because instead of allowing all of this to stop me from accepting his ALOHA - I just smiled, looked him in the eyes and said "thank you"
Then I went home and looked in the mirror and my vision of myself was accurate. I really was a mess. But I was a happy fulfilled mess and perhaps that is the beauty he was referring to as the people here are much more in touch with energy, aloha, happiness, fulfillment and joy in a person.
I do live on an island and people walk around in bikinis morning-noon and night here so it's really not that big of a deal.
But still....a slightly awkward moment for me.