Tuesday, June 21, 2016

A secret wish fulfilled

The weekday early morning run provided a lot more company.  While the trails were virtually my own on Saturday at six, Monday must be run day in Munich; bike and pedestrian traffic was already pumping before seven!  Now that I know where to go, fewer detours today, I took a shorter 5 k run to leave time and energy for a full day!

Today a wish was fulfilled.  This is a dream 32 years in the making and I bet it is one that many of my generation probably shared with me.   “They were with him when he hid from the boys in the book store, they were with him when he took the book with the auryn seal on the cover…”  And like me, when Bastian was given unlimited wishes to rebuild Fantasia, they would have chosen the same first wish he did…to fly on Falkor the luck dragon.  

How was this possible, you may ask? Today we visited Bavaria Filmstadt and took a tour of the memorabilia from several lesser known German films, with the hope of visiting the Neverending Story models.  We lucked out being the only two people on the English tour and got some awesome behind the scenes opportunities!  Truly a day I'll never forget.  

To top it off we came home and took a yoga class down stairs, with the studio owner of Merry Yoga.  Louise welcomed us warmly, offered us fuzzy socks and an elaborate array of bolsters and blankets for our restorative class, she kindly switched off between German and English during the class so we could understand her directions. It was a heavenly 90 minutes of deep stretching and relaxing breathing.  She ended class by serving us tea and visiting with us for about 20 minutes, just chatting about travels, yoga styles, and life in general.  

Munich seems like a magical place tonight, where dreams really do come true!

1 comment:

  1. That is SO RAD! I totally had dreams of flying on that dragon when I was growing up. What an opportunity!