Irene has been playing a little pickleball these days, this after almost a total absence of a year. She seems, to AJ’s eyes, to be playing perhaps as well as she ever has, which is remarkably well when she’s on. She is a very steady player and big fun to watch, being pretty darn graceful and so on. (These being AJ’s words, she hastens to add, being far too modest to say those things about herself.)
None of this would matter if it wasn’t for the obvious fact that she is enjoying play a lot more than in recent years. She isn’t judging herself, and frankly (my dear Scarlett) she doesn’t give a damn if she makes or doesn’t make a given shot, not does it matter if she “lets a partner down” one game, in her word.