I have a long distance friendship with an Aikidoka from a different style. Her name is Linda Eskin and her blog, Grab My Wrist, is in the blogroll on the right. We started Aikido about the same time at about the same age and we get together by chat every couple of months.
She made a longish post about Christmas recently, and when we talked about it, she promised me a Christmas haiku. Here is her post making good on that promise.
"Hey! How’s it going?"
We call across the distance.
Friends on the same path.
Aikido is an amazing thing. I am constantly surprised by what this art brings into my life.