My Little Flipper Girl

Five years ago on a train station bench in Enoshima, I sang the first lines of this song to my one and only. And here we are now, together and going strong after a difficult transition to this blue belt life. I’m grateful every day to have her by my side – my best friend and greatest critic – this week goes out to you, Flipper Girl.1


1 For those of you who don’t know her, she prefers I keep her photos and personal details off the internet, but to give you an idea the Chilean artist Nacho Vargas did a pretty accurate rendering of her here.