The last required exercise of the week ended up being short. We had to take an old photo, preferably not a profile picture, and describe what is going on it, what we see, etc. Here is mine.
The picture of the World Seido Organization preparing for a demonstration at the Cherry Blossom Festival in 2009 is dear to me. My sparring partner of 10 years sits behind the glass wall yet still out of sight with me and the younger students. We were watching over them while the black belts, clearly visible are outside talking in a circle about the demonstration. Or at least that is what I think they are doing. Their white uniforms with black belts are quite noticeable in the center of the picture. The stage, behind them is only a foot or so higher, just high enough to make us visible to the crowd sitting in folding chairs on the cement outside the glass windows.