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Meet Cute #15: The Ice Dancers —

I met Lisa only a few years after my memories begin. I was seven, and she was eight. Before that I remember only a few things. The train set I got for Christmas when I was six, or pouting about going to Sunday school.

At the time I met her, I had vague notions, fueled by my parents, of becoming a singles figure skater. I’d been skating since I was five, so I had a certain naturalness on the ice.

But apparently my leaps weren’t spectacular or speedy or high enough. Because one day, after practice, Coach nudged me to the side of the rink, toward a tiny girl with her blonde hair in a ponytail.


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