I often have conversations with Jiu-Jitsu, which usually involve me asking why Jiu-Jitsu is being mean to me, but our most recent conversation took a decidedly different turn…
G: I’m sorry.
JJ: Yes, you are.
G: No, I mean I apologize.
JJ: For being sorry?
G: Well, yes, and also for not respecting you enough.
JJ: Go on.
G: I haven’t given you enough credit, I expected that you would be easier for me to figure out than you are. I thought that after three years I would feel as though I understood you better, but I didn’t fully realize just how complex you are.
JJ: You got that right!
G: The thing is, you are always changing, evolving, growing. Now I realize that every time I think I have an understanding of you, you just show me another side that I haven’t seen before, so I can never catch up.
JJ: I will always be several steps ahead of you, mortal.
G: I know, and honestly I think that’s one of the main reasons you fascinate me, I can’t imagine you ever being boring. If I thought I could easily catch you, I might tire of the chase. So, even though your elusiveness frustrates me at times, it’s also the very thing that keeps me hooked.
JJ: Great, now go train, because while we were having this conversation, I just came up with seven new types of guard!
G: Yes, Ma’am.