There\’s a Tweet that goes: how are people out here with no therapy not taking any prescribed or illicit drugs just raw dogging reality — giabuchi lastrassi @jaboukie · Jan 23, 2019

 

That Tweet is truer than it is funny. It sets the tone of this month for me. Every October is like this. My experiences are raw, like going for a walk with soft, barefeet. Sensitive and liable to injury, forced to attentiveness, knowing that calluses take time to form and do not always adequately develop.

I was in a minor car accident today. It\’s not clear who is at fault. My front driver-side quarter panel is banged up pretty bad, but everything still functions as it should. 

I benefited; my pride needed pruning. And better a car accident than a motorcycle accident.