Now: Sometimes, we get caught up in nostalgia, future fantasy, or both, and we don’t embrace the “now.” For this week’s challenge, take a moment to notice your present, and share a photo of it.
This photo sums up my NOW. The crutches are my primary means of walking any distance. It took me a while to accept that I had to use them, rather than an option on a bad day. I had to face that I had a hairline fracture on my left ankle and it hurts, is weak and swells a lot. Walking aggravates the injury – it is as simple and complex at that.
The pillow is a soft place for my ankle to rest on to escape the bumps of the road. It can be a very “vocal” trip without it. I can drive and this is a photo inside my car from when I ventured out alone the other day. The photo is also with my poem at:
I can drive my car and when in it I feel less disabled. The problem is if I get out of my car or have to carry anything – it is near impossible! with my hands occupied by the crutches. Plus maneuvering around insane shoppers is not easy or safe (more for them than me as I will use these crutches!!).
The white envelop in front of the chair is filled with scraps of paper. On which, I have writing ideas. Apparently being unable to actually walk, gives my mind free reign to wander in my writing. I have lost count of the posts this month but I am grateful that my writing has returned to its place as my solace and I now have great sites like this to share my photographs.