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chris wright's Blog Blog Tools Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 06-08-2010 03:22 AM
chris wright
'My stumbling step along the winding path'
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Entries: 28
Comments: 55
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In General The 'spring clips' of our lives Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #12 New 09-17-2010 10:18 AM
I had the clutch changed on my car this week, and it reminded me of an incident that happened about a year and a half ago.
On my way home from work a spring clip snapped on my clutch cable.
As it happened I was just crawling through traffic and was able to drift to the side of the road.
But what if that had happened on a busy motorway, whilst overtaking with my family in the car?
The consequences could have been really nasty.

All for the sake of a small steel spring clip washer.

Our lives are precious, fragile and temporary.

Please treasure your time in the dojo with your friends,
Cherish your loved ones and family.

You never know when the next ‘spring clip' will snap.
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RSS Feed 4 Responses to "The 'spring clips' of our lives"
#4 09-22-2010 05:23 AM
Makochan Says:
Nice blog Chris, I told Susan about it this morning. Thanks for training with her and helping her last night! Agree with Niall, Asoh Sensei said; Aikido is just swinging your arm, it takes thirty to forty years, if you are lucky, to learn to swing it correctly. Nice haiku Daisy Luu: Billy
#3 09-18-2010 05:22 PM
niall Says:
Very cool, Daisy. That's a kind of haiku. It was originally 30 lines. Pound pared it and pared it until only 2 lines - just the essence - was left. That's what we have to do with our aikido. http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps...ound/metro.htm
#2 09-17-2010 11:16 AM
Daisy Luu Says:
"The apparition of faces in a crowd; Petals on a wet, black bough." --Ezra Pound
#1 09-17-2010 10:58 AM
niall Says:
Great post, Chris. It reminds me of a book called Les Choses de la Vie, by Paul Guimard, which was about a car accident and all the intersecting moments that built up to it. It was made into a French movie with the same title and then later remade as Intersection with Richard Gere and Sharon Stone. In Japanese culture cherry blossoms are treasured because the life of a samurai was so fleeting and ephemeral, like the petals blowing away in the wind.

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