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Life lessons on the running track

Published on May 4, 2014 11:58 AM

The pity clap was something to be avoided.

But that was not her nightmare. Her nightmare was a hurdle that was set too high by mistake, or her tripping and falling over one.

The sound of sympathetic applause should those things come to pass - the pity clap, as she dubbed it? That would mean she was last in her race.

As fate would have it, that nightmare of my daughter's came true at her last track meet some weeks ago.

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