Intersecting Rings

I made my very first hoop yesterday and headed, shyly, to the park to test it out.

I had hoped the park would be empty.
But no such luck.

As I stood building up my nerve, a stranger inquired about dog tricks. I answered politely, found some space and gave the hoop a timid spin.

My embarrassment subsided and I soon had the park to myself.

Then I spotted a woman and a gaggle of children. All clearly watching me from down the street.

I turned away, embarrassed, and continued spinning-and-dropping with my back to the eyes.

When I turned back, minutes later, the woman was spinning-and-dropping a hoop of her own. In her driveway. With the gaggle of children.

How cool is that?

p.s. Turns out my home-made hoop is slightly small, slightly light and slightly pointed. But absolutely dandy, for the whopping $5 it cost me.

More hooping here.

About Andrea

Andrea Ross was diagnosed with breast cancer October 6, 2009 and intends to survive and thrive. You can read more from Andrea here.

  • I don’t often quote Seth Godin. But your post evoked this one for me:u00a0

  • That made me laugh, Bob. Thanks. I love the urgency as the newcomers RUN to join the mob.n(I guess Guy #3 does make all the difference as our hooping mob stopped at 2 ;o)).n

  • Andree O’Donnell

    WooHoo! Can’t wait to see the new hoop. I have been wanting to make my own hoop…please teach me?

  • I’m sure our hacky home-made hoops aren’t up to your fancy hooping tricks, but I’ll be happy to fill you in next time we see you.

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