May 10, 2004


I have a bruise on my shin. Its big and the spot that hurts the most still doesnt show color. Its going to last a long time. When I walk, it hurts every time I step on that foot if Im not careful. When I walk down hill I think - ow, step, ow, step, ow, step.

It may sound like a bad thing to have a big bruise, but I think its one of those things that helps me stay in the moment. Thats something I've been thinking about lately. Staying in the moment rather than going over a conversation I had last week or last month. Staying in the moment rather than imagining a conversation Im never going to have. Staying in the moment and noticing whats currently happening and sticking to that rather than other times and other place and other people.

I got the bruise on Saturday night. I had fun in spite of it, probably partly because of it. I tried to take a picture of it, but it didnt come out. My brother got kicked in the shin hard enough to go to the hospital once. He was playing soccer though, not just standing around on a porch.

I dont have a store, but please feel free to place an order and send checks made out to me.

Posted by allison at May 10, 2004 07:35 PM