Thursday, 5 February 2015

Temporary Downfall



Snow is such a rare event in southern England. The appearance of snow should automatically declare the day a holiday. Unfortunately, the system isn’t poetic in the slightest. Cars slither and burn rubber along silvery grey side streets. People walk gingerly and a schoolgirl topples in a confusion of gloves, satchels and knees. The worst thing about falling isn’t just the shock of pain, it’s the hideous feeling of embarrassment as red faced you quickly scan about to see who has seen this temporary downfall.

She does what we all must do in such situations: dust ourselves off and start all over again.

4 comments:

  1. If you only knew how timely your words always always always are......reminds and reassures me, as the explorer Richard Byrd put it, that "all really is a cosmos, and not a chaos, that a Beneficent Intelligence pervades the whole, goes to the heart of man's despair, and finds it groundless."........

    ...so, dusting myself off.............starting over...........wish me a pretty beginning my dear.....

    ~~

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    1. Glad this post arrived at the right time - as did your reply.

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  2. Aye, embarrassment hurts so much more than bruises.

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    1. Yes, strange but true. Thanks for reading, Kim.

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