There he was, smiling so hard, so sincerely.
He'd been water-skiing for forty years. He was eighty at the time of the broadcast. I was sitting on the edge of my bed, jaw slack, when the wondrous wave of epiphany crashed into me.
I needed something I could start at forty that I would still be doing at eighty. How cool it sounded, forty years of joys experienced.
YoYos, I chose them as much as they chose me. I started my collection and practice at 40. I love these little metal marvels, even when they bite.