Tom started taking Tai Chi classes last winter. The instructor continued into the summer, and Tom asked me if I wanted to join the class while I am off. That's how it came to pass that I haul myself out of bed at a totally unreasonable hour of the morning on Thursdays and go off to spend an hour looking like a total klutz. It turns out that Tai Chi does not come easily or quickly. Duh!
Did I mention that I have balance issues? Or that I cannot readily remember which is my left / right hand? Yeah. Klutz.
The good news is that I'm not very far behind most of the members of the class. They began together in April I think, and had 8 classes together before I dropped into the whole thing about three weeks ago. At least I am surrounded by people who sort of know the forms I am trying to learn. And they all keep reminding me that everyone learns at their own pace. Is klutz a pace?
However it goes for the rest of the summer, I hope to gain a bit better balance, maybe some improved muscle tone in my legs, so that my knees won't hurt so much. That's probably worth the getting up early on Thursday mornings.