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Nov 19, 2022Liked by Sari Botton, Anna Armstrong

“Concentrating on the music, I nurtured a dormant groove.” Oh my, I love this line. I feel the dormancy of many things in my 50s and love when something makes them come alive!

I was very stressed reading this, though. I have three male friends who all broke an arm trying to skateboard again in their 50s! Glad this story didn’t end that way! 😂

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Thank you for reading ❤️

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Nov 18, 2022Liked by Sari Botton, Anna Armstrong

Beautiful piece!

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Thank you for reading ❤️

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Nov 18, 2022Liked by Sari Botton, Anna Armstrong

Oh, Anna, you've got me tearing up over here! How humbling it is to inhabit these bodies that don't do what they used to do so easily. How triumphant to just keep trying anyway because that whisper of freedom that used to whistle past as we flew still rings faintly in our ear.

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Thank you for reading and commenting ❤️

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Nov 21, 2022Liked by Sari Botton, Anna Armstrong

Inspiring.

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Nov 20, 2022Liked by Sari Botton, Anna Armstrong

Loved this piece, Anna! This story and your vibrant, beaming smile warmed my heart this morning.

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Thank you so much!!! ❤️

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Remembering that period of our lives, adolescence, is not always cringy. It's fun to read someone else's to see we really weren't alone in our yearn for attention and funny little things we did when we were out roaming around. Thank you for your post!

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Thank you Kim!

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Nov 19, 2022Liked by Sari Botton, Anna Armstrong

Wonderful, just wonderful! 😊

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Thank you ❤️

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Nov 18, 2022Liked by Sari Botton, Anna Armstrong

I love this story! How brave she is to tackle a long-ago activity, especially after such an awful accident! I can relate a bit because a few years ago I thought I'd take up bike-riding, which I'd loved as a 10-year old! So what happened? Here's the link to my little blog post from that spring: https://elliepresner.com/2016/06/05/its-just-like-riding-a-bicycle/

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Thanks for reading - and sharing!!

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Nov 18, 2022Liked by Sari Botton, Anna Armstrong

But...why does she "no longer own a pair of roller skates"?? (asking for a 50-something wannabe roller skater) (me)

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I ended up passing them along to my friends 12-year daughter!

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Nov 19, 2022Liked by Sari Botton

I hope you still get a chance to skate!

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She has skates!

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Lovely story...

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Thank you for reading ❤️

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Such a brave and wonderful story. Inspirational.

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Thank you so much!

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Nov 18, 2022Liked by Sari Botton, Anna Armstrong

What a splendid piece about how you are choosing to live out loud. Such a choice is so complicated, so moving and so wonderfully human. Thank you.

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Thank you for reading ❤️

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Nov 18, 2022Liked by Sari Botton, Anna Armstrong

I love this. You go, girl!!

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Thank you!!!

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May 29, 2023Liked by Sari Botton

Love It. Made me remind my childhood.

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This is a wonderful post! I got back on skates during the pandemic and love it. Also Xanadu? Best movie ever.

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