Sharon used to trip up as the hoop refused to go ’round and ’round her waist and sometimes she’d fall when it’d reach her ankles. The uncoordinated rapid back and forth movement of her pelvis, which she thought should have kept the colourful circle twirling, just didn’t, no matter how quickly she pumped.
Her friend Mahiya giggled, she’d learnt the trick and could keep the hoop twirling even for up to twenty minutes now, in fact Mahiya was inventing new things to do with hula hoops. Patiently she explained again that the trick was actually a slow, circular motions with her hips, saying: “You’ve got to work with the hoop!”.
Now many years later, Sharon and Mahiya have integrated rhythmic dance steps with their artistic use of their hula hoops. Bashir, who had often hid giggling just beyond the hedge watching them when he was little, now had problems of his own, keeping his heart pumping at a slow natural pace as he watched the girls, hula hoop.
© G.s.k. ‘16
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