One with storm

Dear Internet,

Most nights when I practice tai chi, I light citronella candles, because it’s entrancing to watch the light flickering and dancing among the branches of our mango tree, which overshadows the little courtyard at the side of our house.

Last night it was raining heavily, and I almost decided to skip the practice session. However, I have only just started learning tai chi, and I felt guilty about letting the elements discourage me from being a diligent student.

So, into the storm I went…

It turned out to be a refreshing and invigorating experience. For forty or so minutes I moved slowly through the forms I have been taught, with rain water coursing down my face and soaking my clothes. By the time I was finished I was drenched, but a hot shower and some dry clothes later, and I was glad I had persisted.

It looks like the rain is here to stay for a few days, so probably tonight I will go out into the storm again.

Murray @ Midnight