Coming Back After a Holiday

Our dojo is closed over major holiday weekends. Over the Thanksgiving break there were no classes Thursday through Sunday.

I went to class Wednesday night (unusual, for me), and tonight (I would normally have waited until Tuesday). Still, 4 days away seems like an awfully long time.

I noticed something interesting in both of the classes tonight, I think. We were having fun, and laughing like we always do, but there seemed to be a little different intensity and concentration. It was quieter than usual. During some exercises it sounded like a library (with soft falling, of course).

It reminded me of the silence one hears just after a group of hungry friends sets down to dinner.