As she put the tip mark on my belt at the end of class, my instructor said "Never forget where you started."
And I said, "Absolutely, ma'am."
Whereupon I promptly screwed up on the proper bowing protocol, which I thought was pretty neatly ironic.
Sigh. I am not at my best these days, at anything. I'm just too exhausted and demoralized.
So I'm going back to bed now, and I will wake up when I'm ready. Then I will do some work tonight and go back to bed again. And I'll start over tomorrow.