Losing them, fixing them, forgetting to put them in
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Ellen Santasiero’s essays and interviews have appeared in Northwest Review, Marlboro Review, and High Desert Journal. She lives in Bend, Oregon.
One winter evening, when I was twenty-six years old and recovering from a long illness, I decided to go out dancing. I could have chosen another form of entertainment, I suppose — a movie or a meal out — but I chose contradancing because it would involve my body more than my mind, and my mind was what had gotten me into trouble.