Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Simple Things

Fenced in Chapel Hill tonight and it was one hot gym.  Fenced poorly, but had a good lesson.

After all this time of watching Coach give lessons, which truly fascinates me, I asked a question.

"Coach, why do you change sides with a student periodically, when you are not out of room on the strip?"

This may seem simple to a lot of fencers, but it eluded me.

He explained to me. After all this time, I finally ask a question about something I have witnessed for years. I can't believe I never asked long ago.

Sometimes it is the simple things that are the most fascinating  thing about this sport.