Friday, January 27, 2006


No time to write: I have a zillion things to do, and I can't blog about any of them. However, I want to share news of one event. Last night I advanced to 9th gup in Tang Soo Do . Nice red stripe on my white belt, and I'm now significantly closer to testing for my orange belt some time in the (hopefully) near future.

It's been so long since I worked so hard to accomplish such small advances in a new field. It's thrilling. My wife and kids were present when my stripe was awarded. And though I couldn't see them as I took a knee before Sa Bom Nim Nunan, arms stretched wide, to receive my stripe, I could hear them cheering.

I felt like the Grinch must have felt when he figured out the real meaning of Christmas, I swear. My heart felt just That. Damn. Big. And when instructors and fellow students who have worked at this for years and years, who have demonstrated nothing but formidable skill and talent and love of this art, in recognition of your achievement bow -- just this once -- to you ... ?

Well. It's humbling. There's really no other word for it.

Why the hell didn't I do this years ago?

Mood: Harried, happy
Now Playing: Nothing.

1 comment:

Karl Elvis said...

Cheery new look the blog has. Glad to see you didn't give up.