16 November 2015

Life and death

I had my delightful youngest nieces to stay over the weekend. They wanted to see my swords and were asking about T'ai Chi. When Bella (8) saw the sew-on bagua-with-trigrams patch on my folding sword bag she said: 'Oh, that means peace doesn't it?' Then before I could say anything more than 'umm' she added:
'Not exactly peace, maybe balance or harmony. You know - life and death, black and white.'

So maybe she can teach the next beginner's course and I'll stay home feeding the swans.

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