Patting my head and rubbing my belly November 06 2016 1 Comment
I am clumsy. You likely know that.
Last spring I sprained my ankle, as I do every year or two. Last summer I broke my foot - the other foot. I just fall off my feet while walking.
I own crutches, two boots for sprains and breaks, and two walking sticks made by a dear friend out of concern and pity.
Four months ago, in the middle of the night, I fell in the bathroom and smashed my face on the tub. When I woke up on the tile floor, I looked like I had lost a fist fight.
So far this month I have cut my thumb with a paring knife and stabbed myself with a putty knife. While getting fresh band aids for those small discomforts I brought my head up underneath the open medicine cabinet and peeled off what looked like half of my forehead.
Those are just the highlights: ‘clumsy’ may not cover it.
So I enrolled in Tai Chi classes. My goal is to improve my balance, posture and focus.
While I am practicing lots, some of the moves are like patting my head and rubbing my belly at the same time, which I never have been able to do.
But I take pleasure in almost doing some of the simplest moves correctly. And so far, no mishaps.
Wish me luck!
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