Yeah…. don’t have any idea what to say, today. Got up a little after 5:00 am. Did tai chi, pretty slowly. Call it middle speed, of slow, slower, slowest. Went on to do druidry: some prayers, and sitting in meditation. Where did the time go?
I remarked to a colleague yesterday that at this time of year it’s hard to do anything. The schedule of life is amazingly tight, between school projects and community events and social occasions; and yet the darkness of the winter solstice leaves us (well, me, at least) in a state of bare functionality. I’m worn down, and I likely will be for another two or three weeks until the Sun isn’t simply returning, but well on its way. And that’s with a vacation — right now I feel like I’m ready to go back to bed.
But no.There’s a day of school ahead for me. Last day before break. Oh, boy.
I’m behind on my drawings. Quin, I think, needs me to revisit Ward-Off Left and some of the earlier designs; since I’ve finished through False Close, one of my efforts this winter break, beginning tomorrow, is to assemble the individual verses of the tai chi poem into a single text, and then see if I can match up the illustrations so far to the movements. That should help him actually learn the tai chi form I practice; and it should help me see if I’m on to something, or just making things more complicated than they need to be.