Well, thirty-nine, actually, until I hit the 366th day this year. I like making it 366 so that if I somehow accidentally skip one (I don’t think I did, but there’s always a risk), I still get it. Kind of like a baker’s dozen, I guess.
I did half an hour of tai chi this morning. Once through the form, and then another ten minutes or so of ‘jamming’, trying out different processes and movements together. It was fairly successful, I’d say. Since I’m also out of school an extra two hours this morning due to a school delay, I took the time to do a Druidic pathworking. I’m close to the end of the Bardic grade, and I’d like to be done soon.
One of the things that came up in practice today was a weird wobble in the ankle. I’m making this effort to slow down, right? That means that small changes are more immediately obvious. As I put weight on my foot, and tried to spread my weight between the three nails (big toe, ball of the foot, and heel), I noticed this left-right wobble in my foot and ankle, like my body was trying to find the balance point. First the foot would tremble and I’d find the balance point on the inside edge of my foot; then the foot would tremble again, and I’d find the balance on the outer edge of the foot. Back and forth, back and forth.
The balance wasn’t nearly as stable as I’ve always thought it was. I’m in this dynamic state of balance, apparently all the time, where/when I’m walking or standing, and I’m not really as firmly planted on my feet as I think I am. Startling.