Linda is the host of JusJoJan and Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday
Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “close eyes and point.” When you’re ready to write your post, open a book, a newspaper, or whatever is handy and close your eyes and point. Whatever word or picture your finger lands on, make that the basis of your SoCS/JusJoJan post. Enjoy!
I had this book at hand. It belongs to my granddaughter who is 21 months old. The word I got was “Downstairs” ( from the poem; Wee willie winkie)
Upstairs, downstairs all day long
Burning so many calories I can’t count
Then the knees started creaking, the back protesting
No more running up and down the stairs for old me
I moved my headquarter downstairs permanently
Now I only go upstairs if I want to look at the view
Admittedly, the terrace affords a lovely panorama
Beautiful enough to move my old bone to climb the stairs
The limp was more pronounced when the pain was severe. Doctor had advised her to get her knee replaced but she was afraid of the pain she’d have to endure. Many friends told her to go ahead but she had read a few stories on the social media about things goingwrong and the patient not being able to walk at all.
I met her by chance. During our conversation, I told her about my own experience with bilateral knee replacements. How it had totally changed my life and lifestyle. She asked probing questions about everything related to the procedure.
When I met her the next time, the limp was gone and she thanked me with a beaming smile.
“You gave me the confidence to go ahead with the decision and now I can walk, even dance she said. The surgery was successful and now I can be myself”
For visually challenged writers, the image shows a solitary figure on a rocky ledge, holding a staff and silhouetted against a pale sky.
“I am back”,
he said with a beaming smile as he surveyed the valley below. The sky was just lightning up as the sun was rising. The flowers were waking up with the dewdrop acting like an elixir to jolt them from their dreams.
What a wonderful feeling it was to come back. The home was what he had been missing when he roamed the world in search of his truths. But now he realized that the biggest truth lied here, in his heart. He had to face the realities of his self to find himself.