Physical therapy

This thing's going to need some repairs before anyone can use it again.  Trying to get it airtight enough to do any good in outer space ought to be a full time job for someone.

This thing’s going to need some repairs before anyone can use it again. Trying to get it airtight enough to do any good in outer space ought to be a full time job for someone.

Hi readers.  Thanks for coming by for a read.

This area abounds with covered wagons, plows, cultivators, the occasional intercontinental missiles and a few of the people who used them, coveted them, wore them down to a small frazzle, or just sneaked around admiring them when they were shiny and new.  The automobiles get pretty fair physical therapy, but a lot of it just sits rusting in decorative positions in parks, front yards and displayed in unlikely places.

VA Medical Center surprised me by deciding I ought to get some physical therapy they’re too far away to provide.  They’re paying for a few weeks of me going to the Olathe Medical Center for it.  Had my first run at it last week on the day I wasn’t having something done to my goozle.  It was a surprising display of a lot of really old bastards walking around panting and generally being a lot more friendly to one another than they’d probably spent their lives being to other people.

Most appeared to be the sort I smile and speak to when I  meet their eyes in a grocery store or on the street, and they turn their heads away as an alternative to acknowledging I exist.  I sometimes carry the conversation further with, “Don’t you dare say hi to me!  No telling what I’d do back.”

But down there at physical therapy you’re more likely to meet again soon, him on the electric walking machine next to my stationary bicycle.  Snobbing a person off who’s there for a stay in close proximity could lead to all manner of long time discomfort.

So I smiles perlightly and says hi, [first to do it mostly] and while we each try to make something inside us perform better, we discuss weighty matters involving.  That’s right.  Involving.

Involving things our opinions don’t have anymore influence on than they ever did on anything else.  Mostly the weather.

Old Jules


15 responses to “Physical therapy

  1. The photo of the “sphere” is a real gem.

  2. I always greet people when I meet them and if they encourage me (in the slightest) I’m likely to have a conversation with them. I wonder what in a person’s heart would make them try to snub a total stranger. I’ve been on the receiving end of that sort of treatment from the people who my husband describes as the “special people”, unpleasant people who don’t want to be seen conversing with a common person such as myself, hope they never need a pint of my blood, it’d probably curdle in their veins.

    You look healthy in that photo. I hope you’re feeling good too.

    • Hi Elroyjones. Can’t help wondering if we’re putting the right take or spin on what’s going on in their minds, those people. Seems obvious enough, but I suppose if we could see inside there we might find out they’re just preoccupied with wondering how they could get to our wallets and don’t want to be the object of our attention. Gracias, J

  3. So profound!! A great blog posting.

  4. He does look good doesn’t he!!

    Home run Jules. I screwed up the other day when this interesting guy gave me an enthusiastic greeting. I should have asked him what the hell his problem was. We probably have a lot in common and I many times respond back as you do to these what ever the hell they are people who can’t answer a simple greeting.

    Greeting each other and responding back is what most society’s do around the world at least the few I’ve been around anyway.

    Not so much here and to me this indicates problems to put it mildly.

  5. Beautiful sphere. Enjoyed the blog. Guess we share one more thing in common. From time to time a stranger snubs my smile and “hi”. Oh well, they have to be miserable people to behave in such a hostile manor. Yes, You do look good in the photo. Sure hope you are feeling as well. Blessings, Mary

    • Thanks Mary. I figure there’s enough miserable out there in the world so’s it ought to be cheap, but I think there’s still a high price tag on it. If I had some spare cash to invest in something I think misery futures ought to be just the ticket. Gracias, J

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