Go Ju Ku Kai…Ohayo Tanjoubi

12 08 2009

Clouds before sun

Ducks feeding in the marsh

I dance with the dragons…

I am off to a good start, as the day slowly unfolds. I able able to get up just a little after six and was cushioned by 6:15. I did a longer sitting this morning…I forgot to set the timer. I must be getting old ^_^

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The morning was quiet, cool and gray with the heavy marine clouds that like the SF bay in the summer. It was pleasant and good for a morning practice. I gathered my Sword, and Three Section Staff and headed off to my practice spot beside water’s edge.

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It was early, yet I still had a few visitors to watch my morning drills. The local squirrel hung out for a while to take in the sights of a slow moving human. That always fascinates them. Once there was a small family sitting on the rocks watching my Tai Chi. I wonder if they notice the mistakes ^_^

Next a Chinese couple came by and asked if I was doing Tai Chi. The man wanted to talk, the Obasan just spoke and said a couple of quick things about Tai Chi and walked on. The Ogii-san, had more to say. I did not get it all, Something about Kung Fu and practce.  I was stronger than him..knowing the system… self defense… The eyes…stronger than him… but he knows, then walked and talked… enjoy yourself…the system…something…enjoy…something … something

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Next after dancing with the dragons of Steel and wood,

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I headed home, for a shower and a sit with the Dalai Lama.

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12 08 2009
Val

Your t’ai chi sword? It looks just like the one you recommended me to buy!! And to see you standing, ready to start….. (and no tassel like mine)

I really miss it. But my teacher is still not teaching, and is the only one in the area who teaches sword form. I shall practice tomorrow.

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