It’s called the scientific method, baby. And I excel at it.

Ever wonder what it’s like to fall while walking on a treadmill?

Yesterday morning, I discovered the answer to this question I didn’t know I had.

One mo’ I’m up, the next my face thumps into the top of the treadmill, and I slam down.

Full body slam. KABOOM slam.

My chin gamely hits “stop” on the way down. The machine stills, my feet long thrown off it.

I lie in shock. My body not at all as I’d positioned it seconds earlier.

And my first thought, when thought returned:

“Well, at least something new happened today.”

leaves in a puddle

Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away; Lengthen night and shorten day. ~ Emily Bronte

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About sputnitsa

Born in the US, I grew up in Africa and the West Indies, and returned stateside in my teens. I've worked in international development, social justice and democracy work, and inclusivity training both domestically and overseas. I have served in Peace Corps, where I experienced my first Russian invasion, after which I volunteered with refugees and mentored youth. I vacation climbing minarets and mountains, as well as exploring theaters, museums and parks. Here in New York, I produce short films, direct short plays, and write.
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2 Responses to It’s called the scientific method, baby. And I excel at it.

  1. “Well, at least something new happened today.”

    that is so you!

    🙂

  2. sputnitsa says:

    No crying over spilled self. 🙂

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