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162. Passion

                Throughout life I have loved when I can contribute. Canada celebrated one hundred and fifty years of being a country last year and organizations held celebrations. An indoor senior tennis club arranged a morning tournament with a potluck to follow. The coordinator phoned asking if I would lead a short sing a long of old songs and said, “maybe you can write one about tennis.”

                I love tennis and I love singing; said yes to leading a sing along and planned about five songs. The day before the tournament the following song appeared and to me, speaks to me of the creative writing process when others join me in igniting my passions. I call it “Why I Love Tennis and give credit for the tune to Coco Love Alcorn. The lyrics are me writing my passion.

           WHY I LOVE TENNIS

TENNIS HELPS MY BODY                                 TENNIS HELPS MY SOUL

WHEN I GO OUT PLAYING TENNIS                  I GO HOME MUCH MORE WHOLE

I love that I found tennis, there’s always something new

I just found out last week I’m supposed to have court shoes.

Whether I am outside or whether I’m in the dome

Or if I am at Riverside or in my summer home.

TENNIS HELPS MY BODY                                 TENNIS HELPS MY SOUL

WHEN I GO OUT PLAYING TENNIS                  I GO HOME MUCH MORE WHOLE

The volley, serve, the alley shot, never had an ace?

But if I learn one more thing, I would like to place.

It’s teaching me to focus How to watch the ball

Always moving forward, I never want to fall

TENNIS HELPS MY BODY                                 TENNIS HELPS MY SOUL

WHEN I GO OUT PLAYING TENNIS                  I GO HOME MUCH MORE WHOLE

I love the connection I have with those I play

Whether I’m in the zone or having a bad day.

Meeting new people; now my hubby has learned to play

We can have fun together in a new and different way.

TENNIS HELPS MY BODY                                 TENNIS HELPS MY SOUL

WHEN I GO OUT PLAYING TENNIS                  I GO HOME MUCH MORE WHOLE

Accepting our limits; no easy part of the game

Always wanting better; nothing remains the same.

I’m glad I’ve had this moment; thanks to you I say

The organizers for the fun, friendship and the play.

                                                                        February 19, 2018

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