"People have the illusion that all over the world, all the time, all kinds of fantastic things are happening. When in fact, over most of the world, most of the time, nothing is happening."
Ashes to Ashes.....Well, I had my first "fall down" of old age today. I was going from third to second floor of the OAC, after my exercise. The steps are two short flights that make a sharp left down after the first flight. At the top step, my body went forward, but my right athletic shoe stuck on the high friction of the rug. I was thrown off-balance. I saw the railing of the second flight heading for me, grabbed for it, couldn't sustain myself and went kaboom down the second flight, making a huge boom, audible from the front dest on the first floor. I landed hard on my left femur and just couldn't get up. People came to help me immediately, pulled me to my feet, etc. Barely hobbling, I went on my way. I have a bloody scrape on the inside of my left knee and a huge, deep bruise on the outside of the left femur. I can hardly walk. As Michael, who works there said, I was lucky my head and kneck were not involved, or my joints. This will just hurt for a while and give me memento mori thoughts. Sitting here with a friendly ice pack. Yup.