be in movement

Do you remember kindergarten recess? The bell rang, the teacher dismissed the class, and, if you were like me, you sprouted wings, levitated above your chair, and promptly flew out of the classroom, landing squarely on the hot black asphalt of the schoolyard. Before the playground became a site of body shame and terrorism, before crushes and elementary school politics, there were swing sets, tetherball, you, and ten to twenty other sweaty, gleeful little children. We loved recess because recess meant movement. After hours of being confined to uncomfortable wooden desks, recess was body liberation. Movement was an axis of ...

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