There was a boyishness about mr clemens

There was a boyishness about Mr. Clemens sometimes that found different modes of expression.  Once, when the long corridor of the second floor of the hotel presented a temptingly empty avenue, he hopped, skipped, and ran, and then gave a delicious suggestion of a cake-walk.  As soon as a door opened, however, he stopped and assumed a supernaturally grave aspect.  ~Elizabeth Wallace, Mark Twain and the Happy Island, 1914

I like to skip because cant help

I like to skip because I can’t help but smile when I’m skipping (either I’m too uncoordinated to frown and skip at the same time or else it’s a physical impossibility)!  ~Nancy, as posted on iskip.com

If youve lost your enthusiasm theres no

If you’ve lost your enthusiasm, there’s no better place to find it than on a skipping excursion.  And, you might just find your lost youth as well!  ~Jessi Lane Adams

Skipping makes me a kid again

[Skipping] makes me a kid again – not just feel like a kid – a KID again.  ~John-Hans Melcher, as posted on iskip.com

Skipping the hippity hoppity gait that came

SKIPPING!  The hippity hoppity gait that came naturally to us as children, but that the majority of adults haven’t done since they were ten… SKIPPING!  Like Dorothy and gang did arm in arm down the yellow brick road… SKIPPING!  As in expressing joy by leaping happily down the street without a care in the world.  ~Kim Corbin, founder of iskip.com

Theres another powerful benefit of skipping which

There’s another powerful benefit of skipping which is that it adds joy and positive energy to the world.  Seeing adults consumed by the joy of skipping sends a compelling message about the power of the spirit over fear.  When you learn to turn off your logical mind and get lost in the spirit of skipping, it’s like exercising a muscle that will help you deal with other fears.  As external events become increasingly intense, that kind of inner strength will be more important than ever.  ~Kim Corbin, founder of iskip.com

Those moments before a poem comes when

Those moments before a poem comes, when the heightened awareness comes over you, and you realize a poem is buried there somewhere, you prepare yourself.  I run around, you know, kind of skipping around the house.  It’s as though I could fly, almost, and I get very tense before I’ve told the truth – hard.  Then I sit down at the desk and get going with it.  ~Anne Sexton

While the rhythm of running emphasizes a

While the rhythm of running emphasizes a downward motion, the upward motion of skipping defies gravity and elevates my mood in the process.  ~Susan Reineck, as posted on iskip.com