tai chi day 33

This story from the A HREF”>http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/12/30/AR2005123001580_3.html?nav=rss_print/asection/”>Washington Post is about drunk driving in Virginia and Maryland. Be safe on the roads tonight, everyone.

I got al the way through the tai chi forms, both left hand and right hand. The right-hand form was nothing special. My breath-work sucked, my balance was merely OK, and my wrist-locks and other isomorphic tension bits were largely absent.

On the other hand, I did manage to get through the whole of the left-hand form, albeit with some fumbles and some stumbles. For one thing, I need to start further left, or I wind up doing Needle at the Sea Bottom right up against the windows. For another, I have to get used to making the Buddha’s Palm with both hands and feet and core. For yet another, doing Snake Creeps Down from the wrong leg absolutely sucks. For a final thought, the Windmill Kick really kicked me around, because when you’ve gotten to the point where you can almost touch both palms with your toes, and then you can’t lift your leg higher than the line of your hip… well, it sucketh. The motion which was becoming second nature on one side of the body is awkward and unbalancing on the other. Which, of course, is the reason for doing the Tai Chi form on both sides.

is not feeling well at all. She was curled up in blankets in front of the fire all last night, and she’s suffering tiredness, headaches, and general body aches. She’s on antibiotics, which is unusual for her.

Her car is also in the process of dying, and we have to figure out how to get it repaired or get her a new one. This will be complicated. She asks for your prayers and good wishes. Barring a miracle recovery, she probably won’t be getting out tonight, and my own New Year’s plans, other than the slam at 7:15 pm at the Worcester Art Museum, are somewhat up in the air. Depending on the expected snow, I may not even get that far.

Happy New Year, everyone.

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