Filling time

April 23rd, 2009 by Francis

Karyn and Cillian have been over in France for a few days now, so that the Boy Child can be shown off to the relatives, and generally coucou’d over.

So no big smiles or jigging about… from either of them! :( Still, I have had my big little brother here for company, which has been good. He is heading back to university tomorrow, so then I have to keep my mind off having an empty house until the end of next week.

No problem – lots of aikido is the answer! Next week is the anniversary of the aikido founder’s death (pretty sure it is his death), so some organisations hold a special misogi (purification) training session. I will go to one of these on Monday evening – we train intensively one technique, over and over, non-stop for a period of time. After a while, you stop analysing what you’re doing, and just style into a meditative state of repetition. It is very demanding, and though you’re sweating buckets and your lungs are burning, it is very rewarding.

So that’ll do for a bit. :)

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3 Responses to “Filling time”

  1. Damian Says:

    Sounds as though you’re missing the folks matey, but I hope your sweating buckets and buring lungs passes the time, if nothing else! Keep it up! Damian

  2. Damian Says:

    burning… :)

  3. Francis Says:

    Thanks. Good to hear from you Mr N! :)

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