Category Archives: Walking

Elephant Laughter

I do not trust my body as of late. My feet do not want to bear the weight of my body. Every step I take is a painful step, an awful step filled with needles and broken glass that kiss … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Pain

I was born stubborn. Most people who know me know this (especially my Husband). I always insist on doing things my own way and forging on when others would have given up long ago. Walking to work has been painful … Continue reading

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Humming Thrumming

I knew the day was going to be problematic when I was walking to work today. I started a new job and it is only ten minutes away from where I used to work. I figured, ten minutes! I can … Continue reading

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Blind Co-Worker

The other day at work, a co-worker stopped me. “You walk like I do.” He said. I looked at him cautiously. “And what way is that?” I asked. “You’re pigeon toed.” He said. “You must be rough on your shoes.” … Continue reading

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Thankful for Pain

Last week, another package came for me. I knew that I would have to pick it up at the post office. I am ashamed to admit that I was afraid to go. I was afraid to go to the Post … Continue reading

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Elephant Legs

The Elephant Legs have returned with a vengeance. I got up in the morning and could already feel my legs seizing up. I could already feel the cement being poured into them, could feel the hardness of them. I was … Continue reading

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Bodily Negotiations

I have been in negotiations with my body lately. It’s not counting, not really. I wake up in pain and try to get myself through the day. I am awake and I feel my legs; they have gone rock hard … Continue reading

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A Standing Ovation

I am beginning to get worried by my legs. Often over the past month, I’ve had a lot of trouble standing up. I can stand, that’s not the problem really. It’s more being able to stay standing. I have to … Continue reading

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Crick and Crack

It’s common knowledge that my legs don’t usually like me to walk but lately they don’t like it when I try to stand either. ¬†At first I thought it was a fluke: I went to stand, to get out of … Continue reading

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Stumble and Disdain

My legs are continuing to betray me. I don’t know why they have it in for me, but they do. I wonder if that twin of mine, the one who rests inside my body, has hired my legs to do … Continue reading

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