Happy Vernal Equinox Day!
I had a blast at the dojo yesterday. Many more boys than usual showed up so Sensei made the fighting class harder than usual and that was fun. Then he assigned me a really great partner for Dageki (gloves and mitts) and we had a really good time. Working up a good sweat and punching really hard was extremely cathartic. I think we all felt that way. Also, word has gotten around about me being in New Zealand during last month’s quake, and friends were very supportive about that. Not to downplay the seriousness of that situation, and granted I was in Christchurch that day, but my flight left half an hour before the quake, so I don’t want to be too melodramatic about it. Still, that and what’s happening here seem like a lot for one person to live through in such a short time.