Trail your hand or your finger along the surface of the water

Watch the ripples bend the grasses and reeds

Immerse yourself in seeing their intermingled reflections dance

Kitty, my sister-in-law said, “when you die, you’ll be the last to know”.

Kitty’s daughter says you die with the same spirit, defiance and life force as you had when you lived

In that case, dying for me won’t be as easy as flipping a switch. As much as I dislike what it happening, I have a warrior’s spirit and peace doesn’t come easy.

No wonder I’ve studied Aikido for over 40 years. I’m still learning how to peacefully resolve conflicts.

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