Her name is Carmen and just like the meaning of her name she is a “Song” full of happy, strong, delightful, wild, cheerful, roaring and tender notes. But I call her Azúcar (Sugar) as it seems that she carries a bag of sugar on her back to increase her energy.

I met her when I started taking zumba classes. She is always in the front row and oh my she can move and jump non stop, on those days when I could barely move just watching her made me feel ashamed. At 85 years old this Puerto Rican jumping bean is full of spark and her beautiful and captivating personality just grabs you.

I’m happy to call her my friend.

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