I woke up feeling edgy. Pen in hand, I wonder, what’s under this uncomfortable irritability? Before the answer surfaces on the page, I hear a familiar voice. “Rule #1. Go Slow. Rule # 2. Be soft. Rule # 3. Remember 1 & 2.” Words Tai Chi Master Frank Fong repeated over and over in class.
A smile of relief curls on my lips. I had forgotten the beauty of going slow and being soft. As I so easily can. My entire body relaxes and I notice, for the first time this year, what appear to be wisteria blooms outside my window.