Wildlife Greetings

Todays Inspiration
Main Feature Image – Garden Dahlia

“There is always light. If only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it.” 

Amanda Gorman

Wildlife Greetings – Season 4 – Directory

Music Score – Above The Clouds

Hope is in the wind

my, oh my, this foolish world
soap opera drama stuck in its twirl
yep, a dose of character surgery
a happy day for the world-weary
witless souls living the daymare
obsessed sheeple laissez-faire
the world fed up with charades
and wishy-washy masquerades
day by day we struggle to cope
but never will we give up hope

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Ongoing Whimsy

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Rory Matier
The Autistic Composter


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Today’s Question

What is the dumbest way you’ve been hurt?
My Response

Well, l used to be pretty clumsy and whilst l can be a little less accidental now, l still have my moments. But concerning the dumbest way l have ever injured me?

Hands down, fracturing my diaphragm in a sand arena meant for horse jumping whilst sitting on a BMX Bandit racing bike attempting to ride over a log jump in 2003. [Although nearly angle grinding my privates off was pretty stupid but that’s another story!]

All l did was lose my balance on the bike in the sand, fall 24″ heavily on the log itself, and tear my diaphragm. Something which l still have issues with today. Pretty dumb, given the environment and not even six feet above the ground on a horse!

Anyway that’s me, what about you?
Let me know below.

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22 thoughts on “Wildlife Greetings

  1. I’ve hurt myself in many dumb ways. Too many to remember them all. But a couple live in my memory. One was trying to open a jammed window by pushing on the glass pane. My hand broke through the glass, giving me multiple cuts and bleeding all over the place. I was at the time holding my younger brother and he was just a toddler. So I’d be around 10.
    In another instance, trying to pry open a stubborn lid with a screwdriver, the screwdriver slipped and imbedded itself in my palm. I still remember the pain which I had for a long time.

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    1. This reminded of an occasion in my late teens when I took on a task to repair the broken window in my Dad’s shed. He’d taught me how to cut glass to size so I cut this spare pane and was offering up to the frame when it slipped. Instinctively, I grabbed it on both sides and the freshly cut edges cut through my palms. I should’ve worn gloves! Dumb.

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      1. Well, funnily enough, it didn’t. Not at first. The edges are so sharp, it was the blood which first alerted me to the fact. While the cuts were being cleaned up, it started to sting.

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  2. A few years ago, I was standing on one foot in my bathroom to cut the toenails of the other foot. I lost my balance and fell, cracking my head on the bathtub and wrenching my back. I was in pain for weeks. Now, I sit down to do it like a normal person!

    Also, I needed stitches once from cutting my finger on a sharp knife I was using to try to open a bottle…

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    1. ……….. and you know deep down it’s wrong to laugh at another’s misfortune – that is what our mothers told us when young and YET all these years on and you still find you have that little imp minion sitting on your shoulder joining in the laughter …

      But that aside, dang girl!! You make accidents into works of art!!

      I can just visualise doing the toenail thing. That clunk on the head would have been really loud and yes your back really painful.

      Sharp knifes and bottles oh yeah, we all do that it’s like one of the basic rites of clumsy into the archives of ‘Say what??”

      Hey Paula, thanks for the share, have yourself a lovely Monday 🙂

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  3. I have injuries from my klutzy ways, as well. The worst one is when I was 10, I was running through the house and ran through a glass door. I still have scars from it. Now that I am older, I try to be more patient and not always in a hurry to avoid mishaps.

    Thank you so much for featuring my poem!

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    1. Hey Eugenia, wishing you a lovely Monday – you are always welcome, thank you too 🙂

      Yes this particular accident is close to home for me – a friend of mine from my teenager years younger sister ran through a plate glass door and sliced the artery in her thigh.

      His friends tried desperately to help her but she was so shy of where the injury was she refused to allow them to assist and she died.

      Ever since then l have had little transparent stickers on the glass in windows for people, dogs and birds who can fly into them as well.

      You were very lucky.

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  4. I think the dumbest has to be when I liver punched myself on the decorative wrought-iron fence. I don’t even know why I fell🤷🏼‍♀️ That hurt for months!! I’m just lucky it was only my liver and not my ribs, or my pain pump.
    Like you, I have many, many, many more stories of dumb, painful injuries🤪

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