Studying pressure

Momentum means next to nothing when the car you’re trying to push weighs almost 4,000 pounds, and you have to make it over a little incline. It is all pushing and put your back into it and feel the bumper bite into your leg bones. But you do it somehow, and mostly on your own. It might impress the neighbor who comes running to help too late. He might tell you you are strong. And you demure and give credit to a low center of gravity and exercises you mastered over ten years ago. At just fifteen, your biggest concern is if you’ll make the team. (You will, my hopeless warrior, you will. On sheer determination more than skill.)


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