After watching me try to figure out a way to name what it was about the footwork that confused me, Sifu said, "You do not feel the move. You are hurrying to finish the move."
What does it say about my prospects in Tai Chi that I thought first of my novel? "Yes. Of course. You're right."
"I've seen you feel a move before," said my teacher. "You know how to do that."
True enough. I love Brush Knee And Push, regardless of whether I'm doing it well on any given day.
You can tell Sifu is ready for class to end so she can eat dinner when she starts likening the art to chocolate, and it was nearly eight o'clock. "If you were eating a block of really excellent dark chocolate, you wouldn't chew it and wash it down to be done with it. You'd savor it as slowly as you could. You'd let it melt. It's no different."
Well, not very different.
Today, I'm still confused about Single Whip, coming and going, but Chapter 10 is delicious again. It does more and more of the things it's supposed to do, and fixing it was fun today. Today, I didn't give a damn whether I ever finished, so of course, I was awesomely productive and checked off several hefty items on my fix list. Who but me would be surprised about that?