I lost points on Wednesday. For my landing. I just couldn't stick the landing. I think the freefall was right on the money. Very good form. Just the landing wasn't good. It was painful actually.
Before you think "motorcycle", it wasn't.
I drove home to PA with my daughter so she wouldn't have to drive alone with the two children. It's a long ride with a four year old and a two year old... so I went along. The next morning very bright and early, she drove me to the SEPTA commuter train to catch Amtrak in Philadelphia. I gave her a hug before my leap to the train. I was not supposed to leap, but somehow in looking at the train door I was heading toward, I inadvertently neglected to look down and notice that there were two concrete steps leading down to the concrete platform. I ended up on hands and knees about two feet from the train. I'm not sure that I didn't do a pirouette before the landing. Pirouettes are always good for extra points. Landing on hands and knees is not good for anything.
|This is what I tried to focus on - just outside my window for much of the ride.|
Yes, I must write this ALL down. For it was almost an Alice in Wonderland adventure getting home on Wednesday. By 9:30 pm, I was again at home, having not eaten all day...
I couldn't walk to the Cafe car, and there was absolutely NO TIME left between trains.
Yes. I have to write this all down. It is almost funny. Almost. Maybe tomorrow it will be funnier.
Right now, my knee is stiffening up and is quite sore. It will be fine. I just can't ride my motorcycle yet.
Skip this next picture if you are squeamish. I'm showing much to much skin, or lack thereof. The second picture is better.
|My very scraped knee right after I cleaned it up a bit.|
|This took my mind off my problems as noted above.|
A Writer's Path
I'm writing along
And humming a song,
I have to take care not to
My words tumble out
And wander about;
The words are all doing a
Omitting some there
Resitting them where
They're sensible, with the right
Yes, that is the way
All writers convey
Their story, and end with a
Donna JT Smith, 2016
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