I was a lifelong runner 18 miles a week in Fort Greene Park, then I broke my big toe. It was nightmare I never thought I’d run again. My hip hurt from putting too much pressure on my working foot. It was serendipitous that I bump in to Leon a master Tai Chi teacher and extremely humble; he wanted to learn English and I wanted to learn the art of Tai chi. It’s been two years and 12 hours per week and I still cannot get enough. My hip heeled, my toe healed, I loss my flabby stomach, I have more muscle definition overall and my knees don’t hurt. I did not expect any of those results or to find a meditative silence in this noisy world.