Saturday, May 11, 2019

fallen, part deux

As a matter for my own forgetful records, I note here that today I fell down for the second time in the recent past. That's right, "I've fallen and ... I don't want to get up." On the front stoop while retrieving the paper today... flooompf!... things collapsed and down I went.

Nothing too serious, but I think it makes a marker.

And someone will probably ask me when my last 'incident' was. As I righted myself and pawed back up the six or eight concrete stairs, I was aware of the irony ... learning to crawl before getting up to walk and now relearning how to crawl.


Nothing broken, I don't think.


  1. Many of us have learn to appreciate bannisters.

  2. Just realized. They’ve updated the most famous senior citizen commercial, the one where the old lady said, “Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.” Now it shows men and women on the floor and says that one can stay that way for days.

    My mom wanted my dad to get one, he resisted. Later on she resisted when I asked her if she wanted one.

    I hope I agree gracefully when it’s my turn.