I've been thinking about the simliarity between throwing and Aikido.
Both take time, lots of time, concentration and a great deal of effort.
They both require years of gentle refinement.
They both require care and sensitivity.
And whilst there's a great deal of repetition, there's always something new in the repetition, something unique and slightly unexpected
They are both frustrating, tiring and leave your body with odd aches.
But they both have moments of beauty, just occasionally, just moments, that keep you coming back for more... little breaths of something other worldly