I totally dislocated something in my knee last night. Does that warrant a blog post? I suppose, but what this is really about is the reminder I received that we’re not invincible and how truly fragile the human body can be. Sure, it can be pretty flippin’ resilient at times, but as the incident of last night illustrates, it’s also very fragile.
A buddy and I were roughhousing as only 19-year-olds should. Things were going just fine until I was pushed back and fell awkwardly on to my bed with him tackling me. I guess the placement and direction of the force was just right, resulting in my knee looking totally different. With a little groaning my friend quickly popped it back in to place and I was back walking around, albeit with a fair amount of discomfort, which I’m going to have to deal with for a few weeks now.
So lesson to learn here is: be prepared to face the flames or get the heck out of the kitchen.