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only the strong

Posted by the prisoner's wife On 11:41 PM

way too much going on to really recount what i've been up to over the past few weeks. at present, i am feverishing grading a MOUND of papers (procrastination is a mutha!). it's almost midnight & grades are due tomorrow! tomorrow also brings the last day of school (ashe!). i am so happy this year is over & done with. i've learned a lot about myself. learned that i'm not the dopest teacher on the planet...yet...*smile*...i've got lots of growing to do, but i am much more patient than i once thought.

recently i stepped out of my comfort zone & began taking Capoeira--Afro-Brazilian martial arts. after my first class, every single inch of my body ached. i could barely walk, let alone attemp a one-leged push-up! but i kept going. today i am a lot less sore, a lot more confident in my Ginga & ready to learn even more. playing Capoeira makes me feel powerful. i feel like i have the spitit and the energy of the ancestors coursing through my limbs with each movement. perhaps i am overthinking it, but i like the way i feel when i am in the roda.

friday we are flying out to see beloved. i can't wait to see him & this belly he speaks of! it has been over 6 months since i looked him in his eyes and said hello. for a week we will dance, wine & dub on the visit floor...slow & savoring every inch of time.

8 Response to 'only the strong'

  1. Dancewithme2 Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2007/06/only-strong.html?showComment=1182364680000#c2587848195712963133'> Wednesday, June 20, 2007 11:38:00 AM

    I have been reading your blog for months now (maybe even a year) and I am so very glad that you are going to see your beloved soon. YAY!!! for the Capoeira classes - martial arts/dance is so good for the body, mind and spirit. Ache'!


  2. barbie Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2007/06/only-strong.html?showComment=1182541200000#c3135124044203013258'> Friday, June 22, 2007 12:40:00 PM

    Congratulations on making it through your first year. It is truly an accomplishment.


  3. http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2007/06/only-strong.html?showComment=1182740400000#c7077456692307755166'> Sunday, June 24, 2007 8:00:00 PM

    dance: thank you for continuing to come back! and you are correct, Capoeria/dance is GREAT for the soul.

    barbie: thank you!


  4. Stephen Bess Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2007/06/only-strong.html?showComment=1183047900000#c8869066044605888799'> Thursday, June 28, 2007 9:25:00 AM

    Hello there sister. I am sure that your visit was a joyous occasion for all of you. I pray that the Almighty will continue to give you strength and guide you. Peace and blessings~


  5. Anonymous Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2007/06/only-strong.html?showComment=1183463460000#c707584070315070979'> Tuesday, July 03, 2007 4:51:00 AM

    Hello there Sis,

    So glad that your spirit is well and that of the little Prince too. An idle mind is a devil's workshop to breed all sorts of negativity and self-deprecating thoughts. Take it from an expert - keep busy mentally, physically and spiritually. 10 years of yoga, Muay-Thai Kickboxing, pottery, jewelry making, Tae Kwon Do and Capoeira has saved my life while I too was waiting.

    You and yours remain in my prayers.



  6. CapCity Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2007/06/only-strong.html?showComment=1183841160000#c5746507147322718300'> Saturday, July 07, 2007 1:46:00 PM

    I came thru to check on ya, PW & I see u doin' FINE! ooooh, capoeira! LOVin' it! one day i will step into that zone & join ya on the capoeira "dance floor":-). peace & blessings to u & your sweetie!!


  7. CapCity Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2007/06/only-strong.html?showComment=1183841280000#c150058544154274276'> Saturday, July 07, 2007 1:48:00 PM

    @ dancew/me2 - i tried to check out your spot since i love to dance (& am writing a dance story on my Intimate Blog - check it if u like:-)...but yr blog is only for the "few & the proud":-)


  8. http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2007/06/only-strong.html?showComment=1184571120000#c8379996783566984824'> Monday, July 16, 2007 12:32:00 AM

    caribbeanchyck: thank you for your words of wisdom. i am hearing you, sis!

    capacity: thanks for checkin in on me! i pray you are well, sis!