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My Path Blog Tools Rating: Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 06-08-2009 01:55 PM
Linda Eskin
My path to and through Aikido. Observations on Aikido, fitness, happiness, horses, & life, by a 53 y/o sho-dan.

This same blog (with photos and a few additional trivial posts, but without comments) can be found at www.grabmywrist.com.

I train with Dave Goldberg Sensei, at Aikido of San Diego.
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In General Who will we have become? Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #123 New 05-24-2011 08:03 PM
Sick with an ordinary cold
Nothing to do but wait it out
And feel sorry for myself
For missing class

Instead I settle in with videos
Random classes decades ago
Years before even my teacher
First heard of Aikido

Awkward, white-belted beginners
Fresh-faced, eager, nameless ukes
Who have these people become?
Teachers? Writers? Leaders?

Do I know them?
Are they the ones showing the way now?
Do I go to their seminars?
Read their books?

I think of our time, my fellow students,
Even the awkward, nameless ones
Who will we have become
When people look back on us?
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RSS Feed 3 Responses to "Who will we have become?"
#3 05-25-2011 11:19 AM
Linda Eskin Says:
Thank you, Carina and Diana. I keep the idea in mind with each new person who walks in the door. Who might they turn out to be, someday? :-) And ourselves, too.
#2 05-25-2011 06:10 AM
Diana Frese Says:
you give a beautiful perspective, I agree with Carina. Thanks, I really appreciate it. It would be good to put up on dojo bulletin boards, and at home to remember about each day's training and in daily life too. There are also "videos" stored in our own memories... Your poem is definitely worth thinking about often.
#1 05-25-2011 01:04 AM
guest1234567 Says:
A thoughts provoking question.. Thanks Linda!

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