Donnerstag, 22. April 2010

Work-outs


The encounter with my personal-trained and marathon running acquaintance –who is older and much fitter than I am- has shown me that I really should take up some sport again. The only such activity that I am practising at the moment is taking very long walks in all weather conditions and lifting some extremely heavy whiskey glasses, in-between. In my teens I was quite sporty, but then I lived in the country and hardly ever touched any books so I had ample time. Unfortunately most sports are either extremely inelegant or difficult to practise in the modern world, like horseback-falconry.

I could take on some regular job- art consultant or snake farmer in S-E Asia, maybe, so that I would be able to move about more, more purposefully and vigorously, but, then, that would again disturb the peaceful souls of my forebears. Of my great-grand-fathers father it was still said that 'he never worked a single day in his life'. It was said with admiration, not condescension, mind you.

Kommentare:

Lisa hat gesagt…

I'm a walker, too. Around my neighborhood, to my son's baseball games at the park, the beach at night.

Laguna Beach Trad hat gesagt…

Her hair is like candy and I want to eat it.

Laguna Beach Trad hat gesagt…

Unfortunately most sports are either extremely inelegant or difficult to practise in the modern world, like horseback-falconry.

A classic line! LOL! I had to re-read it.

v. Braun. hat gesagt…

^ I have studied some time in Asia and a Mongolian colleague, a very buccolic fellow, told me that: 'It is the noblest expression of the human being to ride on a horse and hunt with a bird'. He meant that it is one of the most sublime 'art'-forms one could practice, unifying man, beast and ones will in accordance with the forces of nature..

La Sombra Sofisticada hat gesagt…

I've had the pleasure of "owning" a falcon. One of the greatest experiences of my life thus far.