FOWC with Fandango — Mindful

FOWC – Mindful

Welcome to December 26, 2021 and to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC).

Today’s word is “mindful.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Well, last week I lost the kitty. During that 5 days without him, the world kept spinning, the world didn’t stop, Christmas didn’t stop and I didn’t stop getting older because Travie was gone. There were a few people who kept apoligising too me because they thought their pain was less than mine. It kept me mindful, that everyone’s pain is valid, even when you are going through pain yourself. Christmas is a hard time of year, for a lot of people. It was a good lesson, that reMINDed me, that I am not the only here, living. It doesn’t mean don’t care of yourself and your pain, just a reMINDer, that other people have pain too.

What we leave behind

(First of all if you are not 18+ please do not read any further than this sentence!)

As I was having a shower I had a random thought (as you always do in the shower). My left leg for the past year or so will give me sudden twinges of pain, and it will last for a couple of days after I get it. It happened after last year…I don’t know how many of you watch “Sex and the City” there was episode called “The Catch”. If you know that episode you will understand completely what I mean when I say that someone from my recent past of last year is a “Jack Rabbit”.

After I stopped “copulating” with this person, within a week I had my issues regarding my leg. The other problem was my immune system was down and I had developed a cold, and when I gave my first cough…My lordy! The pain that shoot through my leg, my dog run away from me because I swore so loudly,lol.

The thought that I had while I was in the shower was actually about my best friend who has recently broken up with someone, and although she knew that I did not particularly like him (for good reason) I have gone either “I told you so” However she keeps doing, as sometimes happens, meeting up with him and I have this deep dark feeling that they will eventually get back together. As I was in the shower I had this thought “If only there was some sort of physical reaction we have that gives us pain, to remind us…”This person will cause you pain“…Of course, just as I was thinking I had my own pain shot through my leg.

Instead of crying out in pain or annoyance though, like I normally would have, I had a little grin to myself. I have my own little reminder of the person that gave me that pain. In that moment, I just had a slight happy satisifcation to myself. That pain will ALWAYS remind me…

For those who do not know what a “Jack Rabbit” is…Here’s a clue…(Don’t watch video unless you are 18 years of age and over).