Last night, I hosted a fellow aikidoist from out of town, who is here in the city for a short while. I’ve practiced with her occasionally at camps, but never had the time to stop and chat with her until now. It was wonderful to get to know her better– we talked a lot over dinner about aikido, and more about learning new things, ever-evolving interactions with people. I wish her all the best and look forward to seeing her at the next camp.
I’ve been radiating a lot of warmth in my thoughts lately. I feel very lucky to be healthy and alive, very lucky to be loved. I am, as ever, thankful to know all of you friends and members of my communities.
…any other blog, is of course, different. I’ve been depres[s]ed, busy, or surly during my tenure here, and the only sign was absence…. Frankly, that may be fine, but it makes for skewed perception of personality. We all get to choose what face we show. While this is also true of meatspace, we’re always there, and our bodies show many messages our words may not.
…which is why my friends often say “I’ve read on your blog how you are, but let’s actually meet up and talk.”
Talk to you soon–