Traditionally, I treat each year, as a year and a day; that’s what I did two years ago, and a year ago I did the same thing.  And it will be the same tomorrow, when my third year of tai chi officially completes.

Today’s practice was pretty good.  I give it a 7 out of 10.  Maybe a 6.5 — If I’m not hard on myself, who will be, really?  All the same, it was fine — good breathwork, excellent footwork, OK on speed, OK to average on moving through water. I began with Five Golden Coins, because it seems that this provides not only an excellent warm-up and spine twisting release, but it also cleans up any lingering sleep issues.

Then did druidic meditation, and followed it with a bit of private writing.  I’m a couple of weeks away from finishing my Bardic grade.  I had hoped to finish in time for the equinox, but I still have one more working to do — apparently completing two big tasks in the same week is a no-go; a year of tai chi and a bardic-grade initiation don’t quite go together.