Sorry, if you were looking for something deep or something to spike outrage or debate, but this is not a political post.
Reading my last post, I realised I mixed up left and right. I said look to the left for a link to past posts (and did you?) Now, that wasn’t because I naturally lean to the left. (Which I do, both politically and in body control.)
No, it’s just that I mix up my left and right.
Me (as husband follows directions turns right): No, the other right.
I was always the one going the wrong way, or going one beat behind, at aerobics classes in the 80s, and yoga in the 90s and BodyBalance in the naughties. And it hasn’t changed in my Pilates classes now. Forget bloody Zumba and other dance related exercise classes. Epic fail, as they say.
I have to consciously think: left, right, which one. And how I remember? I can wink with ease with my left eye. I can wink with my right but it takes effort. Hence the pause, and being a step behind in exercise classes.
The poor instructor who was relieving at my Pilates class last term. With all my winking, I think he thought I was making moves on him. But he would be so precise and say which leg we had to use. Much prefer when instructors just say extend a leg. Then it doesn’t require thought, and winking.
So do you just know? And if you do, how do you know? Do you feel it in your bones, so to speak? Or are you like me, and have some private check or prompt?