Unfall?

I wish I could Unfall...

Previously I've written here about my ongoing journey with German language acquisition. Well, this week German provided me with the most confusing word for when my journey hits a bump in the road...or in this case, a bush.

You see, the German word for accident is Unfall.



















Which is the exact opposite of what I did. I had a fall.

Off my bike.*

On to the ground.

After hitting a bush.

And I broke my (left) arm. Just below the elbow.

This is my first broken bone in 53 years and I can honestly say, 'OMG,  it really hurts!'

For the time being I am muddling along with the tasks of life using only one arm.

Today I had my first hair wash since my Unfall...

(shower kit for my cast)












...which yielded these results:



















(I'm selfie-challenged under the best of circumstances, so my apologies for the wonky angle...)

Despite my Unfall, my spirit cannot be broken!

Today's poem is explains how it all happened...

peddle
peddle
look
peddle
bush!
A-I-R
arm
tush
helmet
cush
*disbelief*
sidewalk
brief
pride
thief
cast
relief
no peddle
peddle
today

©2020, Bridget Magee. All Rights Reserved.


*it was NOT an e-bike.

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