the devotion, the practice.

The finest athlete I have ever known was named Shanna. 

I’m not talking about myself, of course. I’m Shauna with a u. She was Shanna with two Ns. People on the field would call out “Shauna!” and we would turn our heads at the same time to answer. We were friends. We played together. 

She was much better than me. 

She moved like fluid. I don’t mean she was …

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