so i can barely walk. and i feel really happy. i can do this. the class is hard, but i can train. i can get stronger. just watch. _
manhoso (the teacher) told me today that the first woman he ever loved had an ornate version of my name. he said i am only the second person with my name he’s ever met, and we’re both beautiful, inside and out.
i felt pretty happy. i am happy that he appreciates my inner beauty in spite of my extreme, soon to be remedied physical weakness.
up the capoeiristas!
capoeira makes me so happy.
i just got back from class. capoeira is beautiful and fluid and subtle and graceful and tricksy. so much of it is applicable to life too.
- circular movements
- moving from the center
- if someone kicks you, flow with the kick
Went to the class yesterday. the teacher wasn’t there, but another student was, so i asked if he wanted to show me some stuff. next thing you know these two talented students are giving me all this high-quality attention and i don’t even have to pay them because they’re not the teacher!
don is particular was awesome. we were doing sequences across the floor and i was nearly falling over and my legs were screaming but he wouldn’t let me stop. “i know it hurts,” he said, “but that’s kind of the idea.” he pushed me further than i knew i could go. hurrah! he prescribed pushups and cartwheels for my weak upper body.