I take issue with the phrase, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” (Random mental asides in quotations.) First of all, we live in a complicated world. Shades of grey fill our lives. The probability of a random thing being either black or white is zero. (Note: mathematically speaking, that does not mean impossible.) Therefore, all things lie on a Continue Reading
How to Fall Down and Succeed
This week, I took some spectacular falls. Each one made me smile. Why did falling down make me smile? Because I was brave enough to try. I smiled when I skidded on my side across a concrete floor. I had been brave enough to try a new roller skating stop at full speed. I smiled when I dropped six feet and bounced on my rope and safety harness three stories off the Continue Reading
Are You a Klutz Like Me?
I am a klutz. I never really learned just how much space my body requires: walls have a habit of jumping out at me. I lack fine motor control. Simple tasks, such as hammering a nail or tightening a screw, frustrate me. I am worse with power tools. My body is also sensitive and injures easily. I typically have at least one bruise somewhere on my body. How I got it is Continue Reading