You are nine (or ten, or eleven). You have power.
You think mathematically while you move. You make your own choices about how far to turn and in which direction, what kind of movement to use, where to put your feet, how to combine your patterns and whether to transform your pattern with symmetry.
You can have fun and work hard at the same time.
You can be the one who usually gets sent around the building ‘for laps’ because you can’t focus in class, and yet, in this case, you are the one who makes up the most fantastical, awesome pattern ever.
You marvel at how fast an hour goes. Where does that time go?
It goes into your feet.
You have agency over your body, your brain, your ideas, and your learning.
Now that is power.
Photo credits: Ryan Richardson