08 Oct '16, 12am

Run Journal - If these knees could talk: By Teri Saylor Growing up, I always noticed the knees. I remember

Growing up, I always noticed the knees. I remember my granny's knees, round and dimpled with kneecaps buried deep in soft flesh, and when they peeked out from under her sensible day dresses and house coats, I studied the pallid skin, blue veins running just below the surface like rivers running on the maps I studied in school. She always wore stockings and kept the tops rolled down below those knees. My father, now 96 with crumbling joints, once bounced me on his knees and drove me into breathless fits of giggles and shrieks when, during mid bounce, he would spread his legs, letting me drop into the void, where he caught me just before my bottom hit the ground. Skinny-legged adolescent boyfriends showed off hairy knobby knees when they wore shorts in the summertime. My girlfriends ignored the sharp-edged knees perched in the middle of their own coltish legs. My knees, inhe...

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