I played badminton all four years of high school, competitively. This wasn't gym class badminton. This wasn't outdoor "BBQ" badminton. This was real badminton. Did you know it's the fastest racket sport? Yep. The "birdie" can fly up to 200mph.
I adored badminton. I couldn't get enough. Well, due to wrist injuries from a year of doing gymnastics, I found it difficult to play. I'd try to get back into it only to injure my wrist after doing very little. I finally gave up for good a few years ago.
I still think about it a lot -- how much I'd love to play. I hoped that my surgeries would make it so I could play again, but they didn't. The damage is there forever.
So I guess I'll just have to settle for playing in my dreams, as I did last night.