Not Now

September 7, 2010

I need to chime in here and say that living in the here and now, is not always what it’s touted to be.

See, I was very much in the moment, when the big, steel pipe came crashing down upon my wrist–crack!

I was just standing there, marveling at the blue sky and the fresh air, soaking it in. And I was watching this long pipe that holds a sign at its top, come slowly down towards me–as it does when I pull on the guide rope to put it away at the end of the day.

Just standing there, very engaged in each passing second, not fretting about the past or leaping ahead to the future. Engrossed in watching this big pipe move slowly through the air above me.

I totally did not plan ahead for the final moments of the pole’s descent, leaving my arm in a dumb place–between the pole and a solid post.

And BLAM. Crash goes the heavy pole. SNaP goes my wrist.

A mistake I’ll be vividly reminded of for the next many, many weeks.

Now? Ha!

Photo: Broken Wrist by Chris Fritz and used with Creative Commons license.

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