STABILITY AND GRACE – Marilyn Armstrong

As a start, I am totally convinced that a “stable genius” would have to be Mr. Ed. There was never a stable genius as well stabled and genius-like as he was.

I’m Mr. Ed, and I approve this message.

As for stability and grace?

If I walk with utmost care, I can look almost graceful until I hit a bump and fall down.

In Israel, I was told I would grow old with grace. They didn’t mean physically because no one ever accused me of being graceful. They meant spiritually graceful.ย I’m not sure that’s true. Mostly, I think I’m really quite cranky and these days, crankier than ever.


As for stability?

I tread carefully so I won’t fall down. When you fall down and you are 9 or 10, no one worries. They pop up back on your feet, dust you off and tell you to get on with it. When you are 70 plus, they go into a tizzy and start dialing 911. If I had no better reason for not falling down, that would be a good one.

Hey, I have a great idea. Let’s play a game.

You be “Stable” and I’ll be “Grace.” We’ll run the country together, okay?

FOWC with Fandango โ€”ย Stability

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. I am retired and delighted to be so. May I live long and write frequently.

18 thoughts on “STABILITY AND GRACE – Marilyn Armstrong”

  1. Okay! ๐Ÿ™‚ Also when we were 9 or 10, we still had elasticity in our bones, which meant falling down didn’t really hurt very much. Now? Well for myself alone? It’s PAINFUL dammit. And one can break a bone, because they have become brittle and so unelastic, it makes those halcyon days of youth all the more bittersweet.

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      1. Sweet bird o’ ute. (pronouciation courtesy of “My Cousin Vinny” when the old judge could not understand “youth” as spoken in a New Yawk accent). Do I detect a subtle hint of New York in yours, sir? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  2. I am allowed to laugh. I thought I would leave that one to you. I even call 112 myself now when I am on the floor, as sometimes I might be alone – so keep the mobile phone near. Do they also send those good looking muscular guys when you fall to pick you up. It is almost worth it.

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  3. I remember scraping my knees a lot as a child. It was just part of growing up. We still have to pick ourselves up and dust ourselves off and if we can do it with grace that provides some stability, don’t you think?


  4. I listened to a Dr. talk about balance and how ‘we’ should look straight ahead when walking instead of down because it negatively affects our balance. And, how exactly do we avoid falling down if we’re not looking where we’re stepping. Geez, I sure didn’t worry about that even ten years ago. Growing old gracefully is a misnomer. ๐Ÿ™‚


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