For those following the weekend’s storyline, our contender came in fifth overall, which makes him third runner up. Given the quality of the competition I saw, that is a more than respectable outcome and a great first shot at the national team. Here’s Sifu having a last practice with the Boy Wonder before his final performance.
And so a busy and tiring weekend has come to an end. Now begins an even busier week. Once again, I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the weather will cooperate and not close the school again – neither my children’s respective junior and senior high schools nor our collective kung fu school. It would be classic Murphy’s Law, of course, having only two available evenings to practice for my tournament on Saturday, to be denied one or both by Mother Nature. But I’m going to do my best to have faith in the powers of the universe that I’ll get what I need. I am fond of saying that God has a sick sense of humor sometimes. Now’s not the time to find out firsthand that payback is a bitch, as they say.
Worry will get me nothing, I know. So I think I’ll decide to stop. Okay… done.