After many years, I have now graded to 2 kyu in Aikido (Takemusu Aiki, Iwama Ryu). Last time I graded was in May 2010, so it was about time! So many other things has happened in my life, coming in between me and my aikido development. But, tonighg was the night! “You can be happy and proud!”, the grading committée chairman Leif Kinnersjö, chief instructor emeritus, 6 dan, said. And so I am! Behind me in the photo, I feel Morihei Ueshiba, a k a O’Sensei and Aikido founder, smiling. Thank you for giving me this way of life and…
Fifty years ago, exactly today, The Beatles released their 7″ single, “All you need is Love” in the UK. I wish their universal message gets to be understood and lived by, in the end the whole Family of Humanity. But, to reach there, begin with yourself. The song was tonight’s lullaby. Now, my turn to get to bed. Good Night!
Yeah! This, I strive for! And this attitude, strive to have it transferred to my family – especially my kids #MikaTheHero and #NadineTheHeroine! The most secure way to get a better world in the future, that is. To learn your kids all that you have, and thus can give.
Today, we celebrated Mika, turning two years of age! We had Hedwig, Jippii and Hanna to visit, so it was great! It doubled as a Mother’s Day, so great to have two gen’s of mothers here. I love this boy like crazy. Thank you Hanna and Hedwig for the gifts!
Mika training with his new shoes! And Spring Première at Halvars Ice Cream!| #MikaTheHero #PhotoStory
Mika has some new shoes, Converse style. We were at the playground at Vasaparken today, and he took the opportunity to train walking with his new shoes. And it went great! Above a slideshow! Afterwards, we rewarded us with the true Norrköping Spring Première – Halvars Glass! Halvars Ice Cream! Delightful, as always. A nice day out! Spring is here! Hooray!
Karin was on a roundtrip to Tyresö (Stockholm) to say hello to some kitteh at Suzanne Fors / Pinkalicious breeder. Check her Insta at @akrogirl! We spent our Saturday chilling. As seen!
I am Aikido. — Img cred: Claim it, I’ll cred it. I am too tired now. Hai! Good night! UPDATE – GOOD MORNING – IMG SOURCE – http://logedermott.over-blog.com/article-arts-martiaux-et-sports-de-combat-122770910.html
Yesterday, I started playing around with an InspoQuote generator, claimed to be driven by artificial intelligence*. It was spot on after some iterations, when it generated “society as a maze”, which I have percieved in life. As something you cope with. Or get used to! Shared on my Tumblr yesterday. When I got struck by Reverse Insomnia this morning, waking up at 5am, I played around with it, again. To my surprise, the first one I got, happened exactly when Deshi joined me! Life. In a nutshell. And no, sleep was sought, but not found. But I was pumped full…
Am I crazy, running? I would be, if I didn’t. Clear mind, feel your body, life pulsating, keeping sanity. Movement. Vibration. Discover your local community. Being in flow, meditation in motion. 2017 Runner’s Year has begun!