Sunday, February 28, 2010


I grew up in a town with little for recreation. Even less in the winter. There was nothing or skating at the rink. I was one of the few chumps who could bbbaaareely skate. I dragged myself there. These were the days before I was dateable at all really; gawky and bookish then. I was a girl who couldn't attract a decent skater suffice it to say and that was the rank for those many dark months.

Today our family went for a skate and we all had fun. Me the most. I put on my game face to teach my kids. I urged my husband a good Canadian all-star swift on ice to skate away. I love to watch him skate. Even on days that are not today.

Men are better when their feet don't touch the ground.

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Blogger nonlineargirl said...

Love the labels!

9:55 p.m.  
Blogger mo-wo said...

I think skating is especially romantic on account of it's quietness. P-man is a wicked something skater and for him to be quiet AT ALL is so rare.

... then there's the burly thing too.

9:30 a.m.  
Blogger Mad said...

L is all grace and mischief on skates. He's also the best, most patient teacher. I mostly hobble along, making do, and loving the quiet, rocking rhythm of it all.

9:32 a.m.  
Anonymous EarnestGirl said...

love this - your last line, the labels, your comment.

i skate awkwardly on my ankles & hate the cold. it is the *idea* of it that i like the most.

11:53 a.m.  
Blogger Bon said...

this was incredibly beautiful.

i loved to skate as a kid, but there was a 20 year gap, and tho i am competent now, i am graceless. Dave has all the flight of an ex-hockey player...his speed and certainty leave me breathless.

and he is teaching the big little, and it is lovely to watch.

4:43 p.m.  
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