August 10th, 2007


Notes from an Amusing Day

I told the man at the post office to wiggle his toes. He had been telling a prior patron that he had pulled a tendon that wrapped around the bottom of his foot, and having just studied anatomy I was guessing at the name of it. "Peroneus?" I said. He didn't know. He'd had his knee scoped twice and the damage to his foot was apparently from standing too much behind the counter at the post office. And being overweight. I told him "stretch them and curl them, stretch and curl" and he looked at me with intent fascination and hope. I felt inspired as if I had actually given him an opportunity to heal, instead of falling perennial victim to the healthcare machine. To awaken the ends of your legs, to invigorate your toes, is to strengthen your entire foundation.
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