Photography, The organised chaos

The story of how I fell…

…down the stairs.

One fine and balmy Thursday evening (ie. this evening), I was on my way to the gym at The Cathay when, inspired by the beautiful sunset, I decided to whip out my Holga and snap a few shots.

I was so taken by the view in front of me that I failed to look beneath my feet. If I had, I would have noticed that I was standing on the precipice of a flight of stairs. But I wasn’t looking and this was how I missed the step and tumbled down.

With one hand holding on to my precious plastic camera and the other clutching my shoe bag, I watched in dismay as my foot fell and landed on its ankle. As it twisted, my mind went blank and I could only sit down in despair when it was finally over in, oh, three seconds.

Nobody came to my rescue, nobody helped me up as I sat on the stairs in shock. I finally gathered my wits and grabbed my phone to call the husband. As I spoke to him in near hysterics, he asked, are you laughing or crying? That made me even more hysterical and I promptly burst into tears.

I’ll be right there as soon as I finish this, he said.

I sat down on the steps, all silly and teary-eyed when I decided to stop feeling sorry for myself and took the photos that I had meant to take.

Thankfully, Popartgirl was nearby and quickly came to my rescue by taking me to the gym where a pack of ice was procured. Even now, the ankle is still swollen, still in pain and still wrapped in ice.

What a doofus I am!

At least it was a gorgeous sunset…

13 thoughts on “The story of how I fell…”

  1. hi I came over from Eadwine’s blog. Been reading your blog on and off. Just would like to say that we are from the same town. I am over at st 45. Sorry to hear about your fall. Hope you will get better soon.

    I must say that..sometime..photography can be a hazardou hobby!

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  2. @Stella Yah very. Super klutz. It’s better now, thanks!
    @ silver_crv Hello neighbour! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for leaving a note. It’s the first time I suffered bodily harm while shooting heh heh and I hope it’s the last!

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  3. certainly it will be! ๐Ÿ™‚
    oh ..if your flat is facing north. Lookout for strong strong wind whichusually begins at the end of Sept or mid Oct!

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  4. @ Silver_crv Thanks for the tip! But it’s just so unbearably hot now cos we get a bit of both the rising and setting sun, grrrr.

    @ Staz Ouch poor shoes indeed, they are so scuffed now! Thanks for dropping a note. ๐Ÿ™‚

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