In case you missed it! 💘💦 Yesterday marked 10 years since we found each other.
Claudine: I was living in New York and Honza in Sydney. My fairy godmother Sherri was living in Australia at the time and had befriended Honza. One day she reached out to me and said "hey, I know you are 10,000 miles away, but it just occurred to me that if there were two people in the universe who should at least meet, it's you and Honza." Now this woman is very close to my heart. I've known her my whole life and she is someone who is truly tuned in, tapped in and turned on. So with a message like that, I knew I had to reach out to this man on the other side of the world. It started off with a simple email and we quickly became pen pals. Learning about each other through written word was very romantic and very special... feeling super nostalgic just thinking about it. We wrote to each other every day until one day we decided to call each other. This was back in the day of international calling cards, so talking to each other every day and often times through the night became a rather expensive past time.
Honza: Oh yes, here comes my part :) In one of those phone conversations, Claudine shared that she was given a Hindu name Kalpana by her meditation teacher. I asked what it meant in English, and she said that it meant Cosmic Imagination. I was speechless. It was in that very moment, that I knew I would spend the rest of my life with this woman. Let me explain. Three months before I had even heard about Claudine, I made a painting - 3 silhouettes in an abstract landscape. In the foreground there is a man and a woman looking out into the distance toward another female figure appearing on the horizon - curly hair, cute butt, slender physique 💁🏽 When I finished the painting I had no idea what it was about, so I named it Cosmic Imagination. Needless to say, when Claudine told me that her name Kalpana meant exactly that, I booked the next available flight to New York and flew over to meet her. I'll save the rest for another day... but yes, there were fireworks, lots of wine & chocolate and we didn't leave the house for a week. 🤣 @yogabeyond