William James once said that we learn to swim in the winter and skate in the summer. He was describing the learning that goes on unconsciously when we have approached a new idea or begun to learn a new skill. If we allow ourselves to deeply encounter something the work will continue inside of us even when we are not consciously engaged in its pursuit.
This is my hope for golf this winter. The first snow fell today, so golf is officially over . But in my head and my mind’s eye I am still going to learn.