An Old Passion and a New Beginning.

She stood only a few feet away from me, mirroring my stance — feet shoulder-length apart, arms bent at the elbows, her hands balled up into fists at belt level. My heart was beating fast, a tingle of excitement stirring in my belly. She was a black belt, and I was a red belt, this only my second Tae Kwon Do competition.

“Begin!” the referee yelled.

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Elena Tucker

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Writer and storyteller, immigrant, wife, mom, knitter, collector of jokes, lover of cheap, sweet wine.

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