Previews Of Things To Come

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As I said earlier we will be going up to DC in a short while and I hope to take some interesting photos. I took this one at the Washington zoo the day last fall I went there with my daughter and her family. I’m not sure what it’s supposed to represent but the colors are nice.

So I’m really looking forward to a vacation especially after a day like today. It rained heavily at times today.

It rained so heavily that you could hear it beating on the roof. And I started thinking about my calf muscles. Because when you get to be a fifty something year old person you are wary about your body parts. You wonder if they are sending you messages about the future.

Unwanted messages.

Several times in the past year I have been awakened at night just as one of my calf muscles decided to curl up in a little ball like a shoelace that has become a knot. And the pain is just indescribable.  And then  you have to stretch the muscle to fix it and that just increases the pain.

So I was lying in bed last night talking to my legs and asking them if they planned to start doing this on a more regular basis. Because that’s the way it happens with so many things. Restless legs. Headaches.

Whatever. You get a preview in your thirties and forties.  “Hmmm.  That wasn’t much fun.  Glad it didn’t last too long”.   But then as you age the little demons come back for another visit.

And this time they  decide to stay.

I pray to Jesus and all his friends that this does not happen with the leg muscles.

I would much rather think of the future in terms of visits to the zoo or the beach.  Or just sitting at home and watching American Idol.  Or any number of other things.

The future should be something we discover with pleasure and not pain.



3 thoughts on “Previews Of Things To Come

  1. Now that it seems like spring is here it would be great to go visit the zoo and DC!

    You could try drinking a glass of milk before bed for the leg muscles. I know that sounds weird, but every time I’ve been pregnant with my kiddos I’d have the same thing happen and man does it hurt! But the drinking the milk seemed to help. Maybe it was just the placebo effect, though some studies theorize it does come from a calcium deficiency.

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