Things that make me think ‘wow’

Sometimes when I watch an able-bodied person moving around they will do something that makes me think ‘wow, can human beings really do something like that their bodies?’

This usually happens when I watch people dancing or ice skating or doing certain kinds of sports. I know that I’m not alone in these kinds of feelings. I went to see the dance troupe Diversity on tour last year and I’m pretty sure I wasn’t the only one sitting in the audience I awe of all the moves the dancers on stage were pulling.

But I also get this feeling at other times too when I’m just watching people go about their daily lives. My mind still boggles at the fact people can run backwards.

I mean, seriously, how do they do that? I struggle to even walk backwards more than a few steps if I’m not holding on to anything, yet I’ve seen people run backwards and not even need to look where they’re going. And they do all that and make it look completely natural.

It’s not that I’m bitter that I can’t do these things. I just wonder if they come easily to people and how it feels when they do it.

Do you know what I mean?

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2 thoughts on “Things that make me think ‘wow’

  1. Yes. I don’t have CP, but I have poor coordination and low strength. My sister and brothers could skate very well. My sister in particular could skate backwards at a high rate of speed…while I mostly hung on to the rails.

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  2. I certainly know what you mean, but I do feel very envious, angry, resentful, and hurt when I see people do things that I can’t.

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