>I Like Not Knowing

April 21, 2008 § 1 Comment

>I did it: I Aikido’d. My instructor, an Australian mate named Luke had patience and encouraged me/gave me positive feedback. He taught me basic rolls and attack positions. I’m going back tomorrow for another lesson before meeting up with Veronica in the evening.

For the most part, I spend my time participating in activities, which I’m already somewhat good at doing. I like the challenge of being a beginner in Aikido. It’s humbling and engaging, and there seems to be an infinite number of skills to learn. Plus, I have to be present in my body, which means taking a break from over-thinking. Also, I like being the new girl.

After Aikido, I met Kim at our favorite brunch spot in Astoria, Ovelia. (Did you know that sometimes omelets are made with French fries inside of them? Recommended!)

We walked back to my house and admired the view from the roof. Then, we stopped by the realtor’s office to find a new home for Kim. She may rent an apartment in a building right next to mine! I’m trying not to get my hopes up, but they are.

-Eyes on the page: The Cement Garden by Ian McEwan and the comics of David Heatley
-Eyes on the screen: Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, Coming Apart, and Kadosh
-Ears on the noise: I Got it Bad sung by Nina Simone, Hard Times in New York Town by Bob Dylan, and Nobody’s Baby Now by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Happy day two of Passover!

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