All the doors and windows in the house are open. The fan is on. And it's 34 degrees.
I'm sitting in my boxer shorts, no t-shirt, sweating.
Last night it was 31 degrees at 10 o'clock. (That's 10pm.)
Today I am like a cat.
Sleeping, now here, now there.
Seemingly drowsy. Ambling from spot to spot. From shade to sun and back again. Dreaming.
But I know.
As soon as I enter that dojo. As soon as I begin.
Like the cat. Alert. Ready. Waiting.
Oh yes, very alert, very ready, and always waiting.... but always while I get beaten up. Need to go faster, not just stand there and take it.
I hope my gear dries before kendo tomorrow. 10am start. Was sweating waterfalls tonight. Everyone was.