I had a pair of yoga pants

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Republished with a nod to Marcus Stone at GotYoga.com.

When my kids were young, one of our favorite family reads was a book called Joseph Had a Little Overcoat about a resourceful man who recycles a coat down to a little button. An excerpt:

Joseph had a little overcoat. It was old and worn. So he made a jacket out of it and went to the fair.

Joseph had a little jacket. It got old and worn. So he made a vest out of it and danced at his nephew’s wedding.

~ Joseph Had a Little Overcoat, © Simms Taback, 1999

In memoriam to a pair of faithful, but recently retired yoga pants, I have written my own version:

I had a pair of yoga pants. They were new and snazzy. So I put them on, went to yoga class, and did Adho Mukha Svanasana about 400 times.

I had a pair of yoga pants. They were old and worn. So I designated them as home office wear, and wore them all winter while I wrote medical website copy.

I had a pair of office pants. They were old and worn. So I turned them into cleaning pants, and mucked out the utility room.

I had a pair of cleaning pants. They were old and worn. So I cut them off above the knees, and wore them to spade the garden.

I had a pair of garden shorts. They were old and worn. So I retired them, took them to the garage, and used them to wipe down the car.

I had a rag to wipe the car. It was old and worn. So we used it to block a gap under the garage door on a 9 degree morning.

Which was today. I don’t think there is anywhere for them to go now but into the trash. A sorry ending for a loyal companion.

Namaste.

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11 thoughts on “I had a pair of yoga pants

  1. All things must eventually pass, Sarah. This pertains to a Giant Sequoia as well a pair of yoga pants. I applaud your ability to recycle with such ruthless assiduousness. May the Sequoia be so long-lived, relatively speaking.

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  2. It’s the worst when a favorite pair of pants die. I can relate to recycling them up to and including using them as cleaning gear. Then they get tossed. I’ll have to use your ideas!

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    • One caution: I clearly don’t care what the neighbors think since I wear disreputable clothes in the yard, but if you have more self-respect than I do you might want to skip that one.

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  3. Pingback: Nope, I didn’t finish | Parent Your Business

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