We visited a friend up on little Sugarloaf Mountain, where the snow was naturally a bit heavier. Our little Element made its way (with me as pilot) safely through the slick fluff back into town, where we ran a few errands and scurried home for dinner.
I really wasn't either frightened or nervous about the snow. Watching the carcasses of the trucks and SUVs of the careless, reckless and just plain DUMB on the sides of the roads back to Fredneck, I was completely equanimous.
In low gear, no hurry, with the natives keeping their distance, a little sliding here and there, we just kept on keepin' on.
It's like my budo practice these days.
There is absolutely nothing to be frightened of.
I have already survived a couple decades, and have pretty minor problems to deal with.
The problem is, keeping it that way.
To this end, my jujutsu practice is limited to none. Chuck has the same problem, still unsure of his new prosthetic. There are still some bugs to work out, but I am optimistic. It's kind of my job.
Now, I am learning the art of just putting one foot in front of the other.
I am finally learning from my teacher.
When he is not teaching me so much, more responding to direct requests on specific subjects of my interest.