Out of Commission

Sister in Christ KT; that is a hard fall you took, but, don’t be hard on yourself at all! Because at least you have a good reason for the unfortunate slip and fall accident! I’ve just gotten over a couple of cracked ribs that I sustained over a month ago when in the middle of the night in the house crossing a room in total darkness to look out a window and check the weather. Unfortunately I tripped on a box I had left on the floor earlier that day, and went head over heels coming down hard totally on my rib cage against a huge protruding arm on a solid wood chair! So if I had moved the box right away or even “flipped on the light switch;” guess what, nothing would have happened, go figure!

So yea I deserve to kick myself in the butt! Years ago I had a similar type accident like yours, only it was my ankle. In that scenario I was doing a marketing job out of my home state and it was similar weather with snow and freezing rain coming down all day. After having a long day out on the road and stopping at a restaurant live music pub to dine out and hang with a few other company employees, I headed back to the hotel which was a big old fashioned building out in the country! When I got there the main entry door was locked being so late and anyone with a clue had gotten in much earlier from the weather; except thick heads like me! So on top of that bad set-up, instead of raising anybody to come unlock the door I went looking around the building and found a kitchen service door where a light was on and there was some staff mulling about in there cleaning up; so I started to climb up a small concrete loading platform staircase, and because of a fresh glazed icy surface I slipped from the top step and flipped off the staircase completely, coming down on one foot with a bang and snap! That was a hard lesson learned as it took months of treatment and therapy with a top orthopedic surgeon to completely heal and not be on crutches hobbling around!
Even a year later when almost back to normal, I would be walking on a beach barefooted then my ankle would become sore and swell up causing me to limp around!

So moral to this story is I set myself up for a fall; probably more than one time too many, I can assure you of that! So maybe I even made you laugh at my stupidity and imagining what those falls looked like, very comical and Stooge-esk, so this way you can relieve yourself of any undue or undeserved concern and just heal well! Maybe even catch up on watching some of those old classic Three Stooges shorts! Now those guys are good examples of stupid! Really “stupid is as stupid does!”

Meanwhile while so incapacitated maybe do some audio journaling and record artistic ideas you can and will be coming up with; describing your imaginings in detail, sort of like painting with words and your deep thoughts! Then later down the road you will have tons of beautiful projects to paint or draw based on, of all things, a period when you couldn’t do it! What an inspiration this can be for you, your husband and family as well as others! This is a case of the “Glass Half Full!”
Or if you like Rodeo; like my Dad always said, “Take the Bull by the Horns!” Hahaha!
God bless you!
Brother in Christ Jesus,
P.S. Saying a Sunday morning prayer for you right now. Amen.

Don’t drink any water before watching this!

Amended on 2/28/2022

I thought and do hope this additional commentary may be helpful in adding dimension and deeper appreciation or meaning to what was being conveyed previously!  “Slapstick is a style of humor involving exaggerated physical activity that exceeds the boundaries of normal physical comedy. Slapstick may involve both intentional violence and violence by mishap, often resulting from inept use of props such as saws and ladders.” Wikipedia

The absurdity of the over the top slapstick humor is like a metaphor for an underlying stupidity of human beings who even do war with one another and are very often accident prone! So trying to pretend that we can be like the ostrich with its head in the sand hiding from the world; because it can’t see it doesn’t make it go away or not exist as it does; not as we wish it could be.  To not see the world and we human beings as we really are is more of a disservice than not, because we do have faults and are to blame for most of our problems and curses; sorry to say, but it is rather like saying if you can’t beat them join them! But in other words by facing up to the madness and poking a stick or fun at how dumb ass people are much of the time serves as a shock absorber or even shock-treatment to wake people up and truly try better to rise above our innate horrible traits.  Let’s not forget the “Three Stooges” were a form of comedic artist geniuses, they really weren’t anything like the characters they were creating for audiences to find humor in their antics and very extreme over the top displays! 

Some people might be squeamish to watch this kind of shocking portrayal but it’s no different than any horror movie or tragic story created for people’s entertainment, say like the story of the Titanic or any war movie riddled with realistic scenes of people dying or killing each other! People are put off by the sight of blood and faint, I’ve witnessed that, so fear and getting freaked out is ever so real for those kind of persons; but imagine if everyone reacted that way there would be no doctors or nurses to actually fix people when they are bleeding to death or need to be fixed! 

Life is a dichotomy and so much disorder or conflict, and it is a balancing act at best and a hard painful struggle at its worst! Some people live in the lap of luxury like the Royal Family in the UK or the Rockefeller’s and Bush’s from birth, and so many others do which is reality, while there are people born into abject poverty living practically in shit until the day they die, and nobody is fixing that problem now are they!  We just saw clearly what the powerful are doing for the last couple of years boldly right in our faces with a goal of depopulation or quite bluntly extermination and now evil Putin just made his move to murder and ruin so he can claim more territory and be a more powerful antichrist than he already is! Is this more fun or a better distraction for entertainment than watching some old time slap stick comedians? In other words I’m focusing our attention again on the truth and fact of the matter that human beings are very destructive and screwed up on many levels, even on a personal one; because of our foibles and even foolish or wicked ways. Look how many people are addicted to alcohol or oxycodone and so on. Life by human kind is what it is, and much of it isn’t pretty or hopeful at all. There is one thing that changed this entire dynamic and that is; Jesus Christ dying on the cross for all of us wretches!

So any-who let’s watch that video clip if you haven’t already or if you have then again like I’m going to do right now to laugh my ass off at our human absurdity!

Author: Lawrence Morra

Have worked in creative and news visual media as a photographer or cameraman and this POV has given me a better insight or view of the world. The Cameraman's POV. His Perspective on many things. All content on this site is copyrighted© by Lawrence Morra/Zero Lift-Off. All rights reserved. Email: lmor3@aol.com

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