Today I got to do taiji in the back yard of my parents’ house. Doing the form and five golden coins and eight pieces of silk in an unfamiliar place is always a little wonky. But today was especially delicious: the scents of my mother’s garden, dewy grass under my feet, sunshine dappling through the trees… beautiful. Everything happened at the right speed, with the right amount of breath work, and the right amount of muscle tension and stretching. Afterwards, it turned out to be high tide. So we went for a lovely kayaking trip, my mother and I, on the river. More on that shortly.
Of course, then it took me most of the morning to find a working internet connection to tell you about it, but hey. These things happen.