Writing Is Like Skiing

20 Feb


The other day I took a ski lesson.

Call it a successful check-off on my long list of bucket list items.

I had been on skis before, but only a few times to do some cross-country skiing.

I wasn’t sure quite what would happen if I attempted to go down a hill.

I’m not a young man, and I have a trick knee from a long-ago football injury.

I was apprehensive, to say the least. I didn’t want to tear up my knee, break my bones, or perhaps kill myself.

To sum up, I did okay – aside from getting off that stupid ski lift.

Alright, I admit, I managed to go from the top of a snow-covered gentle rise to the bottom – the beginner’s slope.

Our teacher stood below us, yelling out instructions, pointing his hand one way and then the other.

And really, that’s all there was…

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