Finally! I’m part of the club.
I just had my initiation ceremony, and now feel that I am truly a part of this community.
It’s almost 4 am. Foggy. Brisk. I step outside for a cigarette, yoyo in hand. As I stumble about with my newfound joy, I go for a breakaway. Expecting what has happened every other time the yoyos loops over my finger into a trapeze.
But this wasn’t every other time.
Before I can grasp what has happened, I feel a pain in the side of my head, just above my left ear. My yoyo sputters and spins, hanging limp from my finger. This isn’t a trapeze at all.
The sucker bound up about halfway down and my sideways throw momentum swung it directly into the side of my face. I may have woke the neighbors, because I instantly began laughing harder than I have in a while.
I’m officially in now, I believe? Glad to be here.