Eu sou resiliente. Eu sou brasileira
open mat - sábado, 24 de setembro
back in San Diego after a longish time away (in San Francisco for work -- more on that to come).
for now, an anecdote:
me: "What was I doing wrong?"
Professor Leo: "I'd rather tell you what you were doing right. Do you understand?" me: "No..."
Professor: "You're doing an incredible number of things wrong. I'd rather focus on what you're doing right because it's a much shorter list."
...intermission while Professor Leo (perhaps) realizes what he said might be harsh to my sensitive ears.
perhaps in an effort to lift my spirits:
Professor: "I know you're going to be good at jiu jitsu because you're Brazilian."
me (cheerfully): "Oh no, I'm not Brazilian, but my cousins are!"
Professor: "Resilient; not Brazilian." Não sou brasileira, mas sou resiliente.