Sunday, February 26, 2012

Show and Tell*

I have an video on YouTube that shows me cutting a rolled tatami with a live blade katana. I manage to cut nicely through the mat on the forward stroke, and then cut the falling part in half again with a reversed stroke. You can search on "Lauren cuts twice" to see it. Since then I have the equipment, but I have not practiced, or attempted an encore.

I posted it, to show what I could do. I have not tried again because it might tell me too much about what I cannot.

I think now I must accept that I am both succeeding in what I do and not.

I am able and unable. I am 'you.'

'Able' and 'unable' becomes 'not able' and 'not unable.'

*'tell' is meant as the 'tell' spoken of in poker.