January 18th, 2:30 p.m.
I was in our backyard setting up a tripod, camera, and props for what I hoped would be a quick, “golden hour” photo session.
Though the sun was bright, cool temperatures and a brisk wind encouraged haste.
So, rushing from camera to scene, I tripped over a sprinkler head that failed to retract after the last lawn watering. You guessed it—I fell headlong onto the grass. My glasses, right arm, and right hip took the worst of the fall. Fortunately, even though my glasses need repair, I avoided facial bruising and all other damage is hidden by clothing.
Collecting myself afterward, I realized how much worse this incident could have been…the cement slab for our patio was parallel to me and just inches away from where I fell. An inch or two to the right, a slight turn as I fell…
As it is, I am stiff and sore, and I won’t be posing for bathing suit photos any time soon, but I am grateful for that compared to what might have been.
Shared for Alexa’s “Simply A Moment,” a monthly opportunity to describe a moment—a minute or two or ten—of life. With apologies, this is my second post for this month’s Moment, but the gratitude I feel that my injuries are minor warrants another post.