I once caught an orange slice in my mouth. He was twenty feet away. I was on a bike. A perfect throw, a perfect catch.Spencer G.
There's a certain kind of adrenaline I get. An orange slice has an irregular shape, and thus an irregular trajectory. The wind never affects it in the same way. If you don't keep your eyes locked and your feet light you'll get popped straight in the nose.
The rush was unexpected the first time. The excitement first comes from the success, the achievement. Then the
taste of the orange factors in. Citrus invigorates you, refreshes you; food always tastes better when you have to
work for it. I understand how a seal feels.
Although nothing more than a particularly lucky catch, a memory revived from the multitude which deserve afterlife, this catch was representative of a much greater achievement. Through my studies and expectations I've held onto my quirks and hobbies. Catching an orange in my mouth will never land me a job, but it may keep me sane. Life would be too boring otherwise.