Sunday, August 22, 2010

On New Skills:

I’ve been so proud of myself lately. I’ve been learning a group of new skills with my Contact Juggling.

The best of these is catching dropped or bumped things before they hit the floor.

I use to be a ‘jump back and let it crash’ person. And felt good if the mess didn’t actually get on me. Goody for me, at least I’m clean, while I clean up the mess.

Well, I am now at the point where I don’t have to think before I act. My hands fly out and objects are snatched from the air. Not that I catch every drop, but I am getting so much better it.

So, the other day I was cutting up veggies for canning. Glass jars aplenty round about. I’m flitting here and there doing five things at once, as usual.

And my knife falls off the cutting board.

Yes, you guessed it. I caught the knife point down with my hand. The heal of my hand had the knife sticking out of it.

I’m on the mend. And I’ve learned a valuable lesson.

Think, concentrate, and watch what you are doing. All skills are not appropriate for all situations.


whitey said...

Ouch! Heal quickly friend.


Ouch, Indeed!

Mouse said...

Yipes! Feel better soon! I've dropped a knife into my bare foot before and that wasn't fun either.

Joe R said...

I rather catastrophically had my leg impaled on a spike when I was younger. I would say it was entirely my fault but I blame large portions of the event on a large iron gate, which I believe held some kind of malicious sentience.

Get well soon.