Friday, 16 November 2007

Sunday Scribblings #85 'I Carry ...

I carry ... as little as possible. I have had the weight of the world on my shoulders from time to time, family, business, money, love life and all the usual shite! Now it's nought, zero, no baggage, no excess!

I carried boxes of lettuce, tomatoes, 20kg bags of spuds, onions and carrots - teetered around in the highest of heels , fell off them too; nobody did it better! In 1992 the back went, disks protruded, I embibed my way to surgery.

The line of the time was my back was going to the highest bidder. People up and down the east coast had been sweating on the opportunity to stab me in the back - defenses were down, someone was trying to get a start at Centrbet ... roll up, roll up. The other side readied themselves to take the already embedded steel out of my back reckoning I was crumbling under the weight of the steel ... it was a funny time!!

Seriously I've never been so scared ... surgical knives were not the type I'd expected ... a Laminectomy, wasn't that the covering on kitchen tables and benches ?????

Now the only things I carry are my head high and my back straight - it has to last me at least another 40 years! There'll be no risking it by carrying a single thing for anyone else! OK I know I look a dag dragging a tartan shopping trolley ... but I want to be capable of carrying those wings high and not let the halo slip!

18 Comments:

UL said...

'head high and back straight', I loved it...how true. That's all a person would ever need carry in this life...thank you.

Gill said...

It's so nice to hear someone else talk about a "dag" - one of my best friends is an Aussie and thanks to her I picked up the expression and now my aunt and my mum are collectively known as "the dags" LOL! Enjoyed your post, as always you gave me a giggle :-)

Steve said...

Don't ya just wanna hug people????
:-)

myrtle beached whale said...

nice to hear that your load has been lightened.

Jenn said...

Quite a story! Glad to hear that you are now carrying your "head high and...back straight." What a journey you have been on!

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Jo said...

How the ending made me smile and the lamenectomy (sp?). Good one, apu.

gautami tripathy said...

Sometimes we have to get rid of that load!

Great you did that!

Awareness said...

Carry on with your head held high!

paisley said...

goodness me do be careful.. i don't know what a laminectomy is,, but if it isn't what is on the top of the table,, or the kitchen floor,, i know i don't want one......

tumblewords said...

Good place to be, I think! Especially when you've been in another...Nice post!

Herb Urban said...

Glad you had that weight removed off of your shoulders. Sounds like a scary time.

Robin said...

I don't know what the surgery was all about, but your post made me stop slouching and sit up straight.

Patois said...

Very enjoyable read. And, yes, I'm not slouching right now as I type.

Secret Agent Mama said...

Carry on!!! :D

Rob Kistner said...

You should also carry your integrity with you everywhere... but no chips on the shoulders. ;)

So sorry about the surgeries. :(

tricia stirling said...

good for you-you learned your lesson. i think women tend to carry so much--i try to keep a small bag because i will fill the bag no matter how big. but you have ditched the bag altogether--bravo!

TheVasquez3 said...

"capable of carrying those wings high and not let the halo slip!"

me toooooo

Lesley said...

Glad to hear you're letting your inner Scot carry the load with a tartan trolley! I'm sure you carry the trolley dragging look off in a jaunty, insouciant, devil may care manner!

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