I would like to say that falling is something that I have just started doing since I have reached a more advanced age. Unfortunately, that would be an untruth. I have a memory of falling face first all the way down the Memphis bluff to the Mississippi River below. Luckily it was Spring and the river was low. A friend told me at the time, that our gym teacher (10th grade) would have been proud of my dive.
And of course, there have been others. I had another face first fall and did much more damage than this one back several years ago. My point is that people were so nice, once again, to this clumsy woman. A neighbor found the battery insert for my keychain that must have flown out as I fell. Another friend bought me a new cane to replace the damaged one (yes, I bent it with my plunge). People checked on me and offered help in so many ways. It has reaffirmed how nice people can be.
I have almost worn myself out these last two weeks walking everywhere for as long as I can. It has worn me out, but I am still able to walk and have eliminated quite a bit of the inevitable soreness that comes with a fall. But, although tired, I am happy to report that I am still going, albeit smudged eyes and bruised chin. I plan to once again get going with discovering more of life.
I am avidly looking forward to summer and have begun thinking about what I might do next. I have relayed my misadventure to you to encourage you NOT to give up when you have a setback. I am proof that an aging person can come back from adversity. I have done it many times, and I will probably get into another bad situation because I do take chances. And they do work out quite often.
I will keep you posted. Oh, and keep your fingers crossed for me that another fall is not in my immediate future.