Archery and the importance of rhythm.
There are many steps in shooting an arrow. Stance, load, pressure point, lift, aim, draw, realign, extend shoulders, click, release, follow through, drop bow. Consistency is important in archery. Every single step has this feel, this timing thats ticking in your head. “one two.. three.. too long damn it, restart” A misstep or miscalculation can cost you your bullseye, your arrow, your mark. But rhythm is nothing without strength. Control your bow, not the other way around.
Today we aimed, and shot with our eyes closed. You could feel every single movement. I could almost see the distance of my arrow left to extend. It’s much more rewarding to see your arrows grouped that way then purposefully going through the steps. Much more accurate. Sometimes we just gotta go with our feels.
“Oh if life were made of moments
Even now and then a bad one–!
But if life were only moments,
Then you’d never know you had one.”
I love how the lyrics to into the woods, when you hear it, sounds so.. broken and detached. But when you read it as a whole, its this beautiful story. I guess when we go into the woods, itll be like that. It’ll test us and tempt to break and detach us and into the woods we’ll be different. But then we get out of the woods and whatever that has happened while we were in it will be part of us. It makes us grow. The woods – with all its different trees and wolves and giants – it just all forms a grand story that will be beautiful in the end.
“The art of losing isn’t hard to master..”
It’s depressing to think that everything has the intent of being lost. Time, people, places. What happens to them? Maybe I’m already lost, maybe ive lost myself to nothingness, to unnecessary space. The empty seat in a crowded theatre. Not invisible, but visibly empty. Just a “noted” message left to be dropped from ignorance.
Not that I’m unhappy or unbearably lonely. Im just nothing right now. A visible nothing, and I seem to be okay.