Saturday, November 19, 2005

Week Of Banal Realizations

...the least meaningless of them being: if you don't go to tae kwon do training for a few months - perhaps on account of moving to a new country, or something - and then you suddenly start again, every single tendon in your body is going to let you know about it. Particularly, TKD emphasizing as it does the kicking of things, the ones in your legs. I'm currently walking like a man with a dark secret in a Western. Small children gaze up in awe and incomprehension as I hobble around the neighborhood. Local merchants give me discounts and ask me for my folksy wisdom on various matters, but all the folksy wisdom I can generally muster is "It hurts! It hurts!" so in due course they raise the prices again.