Had a lot of trouble getting up this morning, though I had few excuses for it. I spent a lot of Sunday in bed, resting and taking care of a sore throat, which appears to have quit overnight. Thank goodness. Bed rest and liquids matter!

But it meant that tai chi seemed like a luxury I could not afford this morning. I woke, and hit the snooze button on the alarm clock far too many times. When I finally did get up to do tai chi, it was rushed, rather than leisurely. And yet, now that it’s done, I realize (for today) that it’s not a luxury but a necessity.