I have always believed that gymnastics is unique. I grew up in an era where you didn’t “specialize” in a sport; you played many: baseball, soccer, bowling, volleyball, track & field, and gymnastics. But gymnastics, more than any other, stays in your blood, long after your last “salute” to any judge.
To this day (a full 26 years after my final salute) I still dream about gymnastic comebacks in my sleep (or perhaps I should say I nightmare about them!).