This is a “joke’s on me” story. I love martial arts. I have practiced various martial arts over the years. These days, it’s taiji, sword, and staff. I recently took a video of myself practicing a sword form. In my head I looked like this:
When I watched the video, my first thought was “Who’s that old lady with the big butt flapping that sword around?”
Ah, reality. I had a good laugh at myself. What a great opportunity to truly see and embrace things as they really are. And still love life.
On the other hand, there is no harm in enjoying our fantasies. When my daughter was young, she liked to wear a pink T shirt on her head and pretend she had long hair. She wanted to wear it to go shopping one day, and asked me if people would think she had long hair. No, I said with a smile. They will think you have a pink T shirt on your head.
She paused for a moment, then flipped her pink “hair” around her shoulders and said confidently, No they won’t. And off she skipped.
Note to self – no more videos!