Up, Up, and Away

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4 Responses

  1. jenny_o says:

    I love your writing. It’s mesmerizing.

  2. kmkat says:

    “I wish he could be on call to whatever body part ails me on any given day.” True dat! I have managed to get my back, abs, c-section scar adhesions, and a sore heel addressed. So far…

  3. more cowbell says:

    This was quite a nice read with some red wine on a quiet Wednesday night. I’m relieved to know I’m not the only one who has odd scenarios that run through my head, and I’m sure your pool rescue would’ve been the stuff of legend. Methodical, plodding, weighted-down legend, to be sure, but that just makes it more memorable. I enjoy reading stories that make me think, “Yes, THIS!” but that also make me laugh.

    I wish I could get over myself and get my ass back into the gym, but I’ve fallen into kind of a hermit exercise thing. Had a couple of injuries earlier this year and couldn’t run, then lost my motivation and gained a buttload of fat. Literally. The gym would probably hit me with some competitive drive and accountability, but the thought of being on display as the tall, clutzy, heavy gringa in the room … [shudders] … yeah, the hermit route feels more comfortable, if less effective.

    My son is a ballet dancer. He was discovered late, for a dancer, put on scholarship, and danced with a small WA ballet company for several years. He recently made the decision to cut back on his dancing in favor of paying his bills, but he teaches blues dancing and it’s still a big part of his life. He certainly didn’t get any of that skill from me.

  4. Leigh Ann says:

    This had me captivated. So lovely.

    “When people suck really hard, it’s not about you. It’s about them.” Totally saving this for my kids’ tween/teen years.

    So sorry to hear about the aches and pains. BUT any good yoga teacher would be thrilled that you are adjusting your poses to accommodate your injuries. At least according to my yoga teacher.

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