Hey! So what do you guys think? Do certain people have a proclivity for the “odd” or do “odd” things happen to all of us? Is it simply a matter of noticing them? Subjective perception of the event? You could say, given the person’s worldview (the Wakefield Doctrine), how an event/interaction/experience manifests for an individual will determine how they react to it. To wit, how I relate myself to the world determines my interpretation of events/happenings and my subsequent reaction. As a clark, I take notice to some events that for lack of proper adjective, I would describe as “weird”. Take for example my experience yesterday at my “new” gym. I finished my workout. Per usual, I signed up for a 10 minute massage on the hydro-bed. Cool. Attached to one side of the bed is a flexible, movable, swing arm holding a screen about the size of a typical laptop. On it, you adjust the speed and pressure of the massage roller. It also shows time elapsed. For some reason, I noticed for the first time there was a “Massage Settings” option (full body, upper body – neck shoulders, lower body) on the left of the main screen. I tapped it, confirmed it was set for full body at my usual Speed 3, Pressure 3, and returned it to the main screen. Take me away Calgon, lol. I closed my eyes, slowed my breathing as the roller moved up and down my body, my mind quieting, total relaxation beginning to take hold. 4 minutes in, eyes still closed, I noticed a significant increase in the volume of the bed/rollers. Within a nanosecond, I felt incredible, painful pressure on my back that sent my eyes flying wide open and catapulted my body up and over to the right. Holy guacamole! I looked at the screen and the pressure read 8 and the speed 7!! So not good for a thin, brittle boned woman such as myself. As the machine roared on, I quickly tapped the screen until it read Pressure 3, Speed 3. A return to normal. All good. Eyes closed, beginning to relax again…see where this is headed? Again! Loud noise, painful rollers on my back, what is the deal?? I pull up the pre-set screen, it reads Pressure 8, Speed 7. ??? I reset, hit activate (again). This time? I would be alert for the sound of pounding, killer rollers. This happened a total of 3 times within 10 minutes. Needless to say, not a relaxing massage, lol At the end of it all, I smiled remembering the tanning bed scene in Final Destination 3. [Heads up: movie clip has some nudity & for sure, it’s gory]
Here’s some thankfuls…
- films, without which, I couldn’t entertain myself when those “odd” things occur 🙂
- a day off from work 2 Wednesdays ago.
- dare I not jinx it now but…very little snow this winter.
- return of the small bird that sits on the deck railing in the mornings. lessons from nature.
- Six Sentence Story Blog Hop and all who’ve made it a most enjoyable weekly event!
- the Wakefield Doctrine.
- good health and physical mobility
- access to the internet and the people who populate it. virtual or not, they add to my world.
- flat irons.
- this day. my only day.