July 30th, 2010

girl crying 2

Painful lesson

I have, among my gifts, a gift of grace. It doesn't prevent me doing ungraceful things, but it always saves me from falling or otherwise getting hurt. Though there are exceptions. Today I finally learned that, while it works even when I'm not paying attention to where I'm going, it has to work extra hard those times, and has its limits.

I found this out because today, I was walking along a stretch of road that is difficult even when one is paying attention, because it's in dire need of repair. You'd think that after the first two times I stumbled badly and nearly fell over, that I'd PUT THE GODDAMN PHONE AWAY AND STOP TRYING TO TEXT UPDATE MY LJ. But no. It took twisting my ankle, falling over, and skinning my right knee and right elbow to finally think, "Gee, maybe I should pay attention to what I'm doing." Or I would have, if I weren't crying and begging for my mommy.

From now on, if I want to text, I'm going to stop walking until I'm done.

A perk

Perk of having disability benefits: monthly bus pass for Honored Citizens (elderly and/or disabled) costs just a little more than price of 10 All-Zone tickets did before. Just $25.