being myself-the clumsy one : walking!!
People are amused when I manage to fall over plain surfaces and normal stairs ,apart from the steep steps, on rocky grounds, on uphill roads, on creaky steps, etc so to know why I fall so often and why I don’t find anything wrong with it, I’m taking you back around twenty years to that time when I was a cute chubby toddler – or so the photos state- and so the journey of one of the most important element of life – walking starts!!
(Yeah .. yeah.. u can smirk proudly but a fact is a fact and I am not going to deny that I can’t walk properly .. I very well know that I fall more than I walk..)
Anyway as I was very fat and heavy , my little feet couldn’t bear my weight and would occasionally fail .. so I was slightly reluctant with walking and when I hit my head at my cousin ‘s place after an unsuccessful attempt at walking, I had totally refused to walk anymore at all…
So my dearest mother had to take some extreme measures to make me walk …like making me crawl on the terrace in the afternoon sun in order to get rid of my crawling (after consulting with the doctor, who had suggested this ), owing to which I had started walking, running et al but unfortunately didn’t learn to walk straight !!
And the problem has since then stayed with me!!
Once I fell for like forty-five times (my friends kept count) on a ten minute road from the school to my friend’s place and then another time I kept on falling in like every ten minutes at our trip to a hill station and dragged my companion along with me!
When I was seven or eight and was returning back from school head held high in the sky, one of my legs walked straight into an open man- hole and I was left in an awkward position with one leg flat on the ground, the other hanging in the man- hole !!!
I fall while walking up the stairs and sometimes while walking down the stairs!!
I fall down so much that my friends have stopped reacting to it, its come to a point where they see me fall and say “oh come-on get up, we’ll be late” – they are so used to see me fall that they have accepted it to be a normal activity of my life, they say I don’t fall, that’s just the way how I walk!!
I still walk straight into people without realizing they were there!
I trip over almost every thing – from the tiniest pebble to the cable wire to the clothes!!
Thankfully I haven’t had any major accident yet baring an hairline fracture from falling down the stairs and some other bruises and scrapes on my knees, arms, head, and legs.. but apart from that I feel proud in knowing that I can manage to walk easily (walk includes the falling bit )without getting hurt!! It’s a stupid and silly thing to feel but whatever!!