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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