Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Kata in the Dark

The only thing I miss about working third shift is walking out onto my driveway at three in the morning and practicing kata. I don't have much choice in the summer. The house hovers around 80 degrees and intense physical activity inside heats the place up even more. It's a nice test of will power keeping the house at that temp.

At that time of night is the quietest the city ever gets. Just the distant roar of cars on the highway and the insects. I don't know what it is about it, but karate outside and especially at night always felt right. The house can be distracting anyway. There are always chores to be done and the mind wanders. Outside it's just you and the critters and it's easier for me to concentrate.