The Slowest Part — SOLSC 18

Last night I made the very grown up decision not to participate in the 24-Hour Project because of the trouble with my knee. This morning I was a whiny child who’d been denied some prized treat, and by mid morning I had decided that I would participate in the photo project, despite having an all-day training tomorrow and despite the impact it would have on my ability to walk.

After the opening of the training tonight, I headed home with the crazy idea that I would somehow leave Harlem at 8:30 and get to Crown Heights by 9:30 and magically have time to take a nap for a couple of hours before leaving the house at 11:30 to get started with my pre-project travel. That was clearly the plan in an alternate reality when time just bends and stretches to my will.


Train delayed forever at 34th Street. Slow bus home. And by the time I got here, my knee had been cussing like a stevedore for over an hour. Yeah. No 24-Hour Project for me this year.

This is the smart thing, of course. But I still feel like that whiny kid missing out on the treat. There’s a saying about only going as fast as the slowest part of you can go. That’s something I need to remind myself on a regular basis. Right now — and for the foreseeable future — my knees are the slowest parts of me, with my damaged one being the absolute slowest part. I can’t change that until I have and heal from the next surgery. So, for the time being, I will let my knee make some of these kinds of decisions for me.

In the meantime, I’ve already made a date for next year’s 24-Hour Project! I can be slowed down, people, but I will not be denied!

It’s the Slice of Life Story Challenge! Head over to Two Writing Teachers to see what the rest of the slicers are up to … and to post the link to your own slice!

SOL image 2014


6 thoughts on “The Slowest Part — SOLSC 18

    1. You are a busy-busy, have-to-do-every-fun-creative-thing kind of person! In the end, I didn’t fully sit out the project this year, but I did it in a way that didn’t leave me debilitated!


    1. Thanks, Veronica! I’ve been blogging since 2008, so I’ve had some time to develop this online voice to the place where it sounds as much like the way I talk as possible. I’m glad you enjoyed “cussing like a stevedore.” I rather liked that myself! 🙂

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