“Everyone do two cartwheels. Try to stay on the line in the turf,” said the coach in my freerunning class. Freerunning involves a lot of going upside down while your feet leave the ground. We practice on soft surfaces in the gym before trying flips outdoors on the concrete.
Third in the queue, I did my two cartwheels, one on my right side and one on my left.
“You’re tilted off center for some reason.”
“Hm?” I glanced at the man who had spoken. He had finished his cartwheels just before me. I didn’t recognize him.
“Oh, I just noticed you were tilted off center for some reason,” he repeated with a kind of half-chuckle, as though it was a funny thing, or he was embarrassed to tell me.
Blank look. “Yeah, I’m not surprised. The second one was my off side.”
It took me a moment to figure out what he was trying to do because I’d literally never seen this man before. He was giving me feedback.